Mostly short (sometimes long) essays and musings on serving software development teams.

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How A Manager Refers to Their Team Matters

January, 04 2019

You can spot a leader that takes stewardship seriously, owning the idea down into their core, by how they refer to their team. How do you refer to the team you work on? Do you actually act as their…

Decision Maker or Decision Listener?

January, 03 2019

Agency is the capacity of an actor to act in a given environment. Organizations with heavily centralized decision making are creating environments where their best equipped team members (those on…

Borrowing Time vs. Owning Time

January, 02 2019

One of my primary issues with leaders that were brought up in command and control organizations is how they perceive their team, ownership over it, and their time. I see many managers suffering from…

What's a Servant Leader?

January, 01 2019

Servant leadership was originally defined in the 1970s as a departure from traditional leadership: This (servant leadership) is different from traditional leadership where the leader's main focus is…

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