Tag: coaching

If you have to think before talking about your boss, quit

Engineer A asks engineer B: “You moved to a new team for 6 months now. How’s that working out with your new boss?” Engineer B hesitates, thinks for a while, and says: “It’s different.” It […]

The biggest mistake you might make: assign power, influence, authority to someone with a title

Engineer 1 visits the headquarter office and meets a VP at the elevator. The engineer doesn’t know that this is a VP. Engineer in a very peaceful and pleasant voice: “Hi, how are you? My […]

Only genius can… if you want to, you can

An engineer comes to a coach with a burning quest: “coach, I really want to get promoted but I don’t know how. I have been working in the same position for too long.” The coach: […]

How to win a battle but … lose the war

One way: winning an argument without caring about the outcome for the end user… With the recent Equifax breach, an argument in Mid-May could have been: Devoted engineers: Apache disclosed a vulnerability in March. We […]

Why your employee behaves like an asshole? and you don’t know

First of all, you won’t like the answer. So if it pissed you off, stop reading. Go cry instead. If you have the gut to read, let’s continue. The short answer is because you allow […]