Calling one person a superstar in public might make others feel demotivated
As a parent, through all the parent trainings, I have been trained to recognize and reward behaviours. Not to tell others who they are. Not sure why I can’t always apply this rule as a manager. It is one of the lessons I learned this week and will try to continue on. It’s more like this specific thing you did was on superstar level not you are a superstar. There is still much to learn and practice from the SBI (Situation-Behavior-Impact) model for me. You can read more on the SBI model here.
On a side note, behaving like that might help, if you are after building a more competitive model of management. I’ll see if I will have any reflections on that in the future.
On a separate note, this week I have also been part of an excellent round table about How To Navigate Your Career In Uncertain Economic Times, you can find the video below.
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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