Leadership

Recently I became leader of a small team of software developers, which brings me back to two principles I always cared about and now more than ever I strive to achieve:

 

  • Establishing trust by actually caring and standing up for the people who are responsible for the results, the team under one’s leadership;
  • With the trust built, it’s time to delegate responsibility, effectively decentralizing command without interfering or micromanaging, meaning, creating more leaders;

Two books that readily come to mind about the subject: “Leaders eat Last by Simon Sinek” and “Extreme Ownership by Jocko Willink and Leif Babin”, highly recommended to anyone, as the Jocko puts it, “Leadership doesn’t just flow down the chain of command, but up as well”.

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