Have you ever worked with a manager who was always hesitating to tell you what he/she wants exactly?

I want you to find out on your own, thats how you grow!” — Sometimes it is reasonable, if we consider Situational Leadership pattern. However, I usually heard this sentence 2–3 months…

Ever wondered how would you start your journey in a new team as a manager? When you join an organization, everything is new for you: you need to learn the development culture, you need to pick up domain knowledge about the product, you need to get familiar with the tech…

Most of the developers are introverted: most likely they prefer interacting with their computers, rather than interacting with humans. Understanding how computers work is pretty straightforward. Once a code is written, it will be executed the same way one after the other. Computers are predictable. Unlike humans.

Whenever a team…

How would you define your initial trust level, when you start working with your next boss? Would you share your concerns and problems right on your first 1-on-1 meeting, expecting that your new manager is helpful and willing to coach you? Or do you think it is just better to…

As an organization is growing, it is likely that decision making process is getting worse over time, and the turnover time of decision making is one of the most important factors of successful projects. Tech companies today want to maintain an open and collaborative environment, where everyone’s opinion and input…

In IT industry, staff’s fluctuation rate is extremely high nowdays. It is rare that a software developer stays at a company for more than 2 years: job hopping has the benefit that the employee sees different projects, approaches, cultures, etc. An avergae IT employee — considering <2 years of retention…

Baby boomer generation might remember an institution that was called “Gentlement’s agreement”. For those who are not familiar with the terminology: it is a strong verbal agreement between two people who aim to reach a goal that has mutual benefit, or at least beneficial for only one side. Back in…

If you are in IT industry for at least 8 years, most probably you have already met with a Cheerleader Manager. They know that some kind of game is going on on the field, they know something about the rules of that game, they know that their role requires them…

Managing Upwards

Tired of corporate culture, but hesitate to join a startup for less salary? Managing Upwards helps you navigating in corporate environment.

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