Thou shalt keep your mouth shut
2023 started off with me re-learning one of the more important managerial lessons. To speak less and listen more. I am a person who likes listening to its own voice. The problem is, people who don’t have trouble speaking, will rarely hear others. They may also appear a bit like a jerk. Especially if a phrase ‘it didn’t work in the past’ or a meaty rant is used.
And here is a simple 3 step resource to help everyone to speak less: https://www.wikihow.com/Speak-Less.
Published by Gustaw Fit
An experienced engineer and manager. Worked in multiple industries in various sized enterprises. A strong believer that software is actually Peopleware. A software developer at heart, and also worked as a QA engineer, test manager, project manager, delivery manager and more.
I have managed teams and organizations of up to 40 people and budgets of 5mln dollars. I truly believe in DORA metrics and engineering efficiency. I am an active coder, with some playground projects in: https://github.com/fitg?tab=repositories.
More about my managerial style in: https://managerreadme.com/readme/fitgustaw.
On the personal side - a fan of magic the gathering, board games, role-playing games, psychology, real evidence-based science, books worth to read, European comics ... aaaand football (I am an active player still and support my home team of Pogon Szczecin). Happily married with a child. Owned by 3 cats and a dog.
Currently working at Zoopla.co.uk, re-imagining the property market, aiming to build the best information technology practices and services.
This blog has some of my creative thinking, some rambling and some coding.
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