Short stories from an engineering leadership. Pieces of advice for leaders and managers. Published a few times a week.
Mercenaries vs. Missionaries
John Doerr, one of Intel's most successful salespeople, once said, "We need teams of missionaries, not teams of mercenaries." How does it translate to the tech industry? 🧵👇 Short explanation. Missionaries believe in what they do. They align themselves with the organization's mission. While mercenaries "just" do what they do to
5 Characteristics of a high-performing team leader
5 Characteristics of a high-performing team leader, according to the book Accelerate. Visionary, inspirational communication, intellectual stimulation, supportive leadership, personal recognition. Visionary - do you have a plan for the next 2-5-11 months (the rest quarter, half-a-year or year)? Are you on track toward these goals? If not progressing, what's
No budget for training? Buy a book
Your company is running out of money for trainings or conferences? Buy your people great book(s). Read it first, extract concepts you want to share with them, and give the book to them. 📖 Don't have a budget for that too? What about sparing 10-50$ from your salary for that?
Teammates empowerment assessment
How to assess whether your teammates are empowered? If they face a problem or obstacle and come to you saying, "I couldn't do this because I faced that problem," they are not empowered. If they face a problem or obstacle and come to you saying, "I couldn't do this because