Have you ever had a feeling that someone has stolen your idea and presented it as his own? Did you feel bad about it? Did you feel it is not fair and that you should take the credit? Why? The… Read More ›
How can you motivate others? You can’t!
If you are a manager, a team lead or a project manager who is new to the role you are probably asking yourself this simple question: “How can I motivate my team?” I don’t want to disappoint or discourage you,… Read More ›
The less work you have the longer it takes
About eight years ago I moved to a new city. I found a great job, city seemed to be nice so why not stay. I love traveling and exploring new places. In these eight years I regularly travelled outside the… Read More ›
I have recently faced couple of choices in my life that made me think about the way how we make decisions. What sort of decisions are easy to make? What decisions are difficult? How do you define a really tough… Read More ›
The real leadership shows when you are not the boss
Do you have a team of people working for you? Do you manage them? Do you provide direction, guidance? Do you get things done by working through them? Then you are a great manager, excellent boss and possibly also a… Read More ›
Good enough is the new great
Having background in software engineering, being developer for couple of years, managing products and software development teams for a long time I was constantly facing decisions of what is the right balance of developing products fast and in a good… Read More ›
Leaders shouldn’t hide
Over the years in various management roles I was regularly part of a discussion about something as trivial as “office layout”. Very often the argument was around closed offices versus open space. Often I heard that open space is too… Read More ›
Don’t manage. Empower!
One of the tenets of coaching approach to managing people is the idea that you don’t provide solutions, but you are a guide that helps the individuals to find the solutions by themselves. There is a very strong reason why… Read More ›
It’s not my job!
There are not many situations that irritate me more than people reacting to a request by words “It is not my responsibility” or “It is not my job, someone else should do it.” And sometimes it doesn’t even needs to… Read More ›
SMART goals are not good enough
Being a coach or a leader who is using coaching approach to managing people means you don’t set tasks or goals with detail guidelines, but you rather set a vision, high-level goal and you frame it in such a way… Read More ›