It’s not only you, external factors also play a role.
It is easy to get caught up in a trap of self-deprecation. But sometimes there is no answer to what you could have done better or differently. It’s less about finding excuses, but to continuously raise your awareness of the surrounding environment. Sure you can do all you can to stay completely dry in the rain, but it will be much easier on a sunny day. Many leaders suffer from depression and guilt from perceived mistakes or not planning for each and every bad scenario. I am still learning that life is full of surprises and it is as much about what I expect of the world, as it is what the world offers and expects of me. The key is to be aware of circumstances, read about what is happening, talk to other people and generally staying connected. To remain centred.
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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