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  • The four dangerous animals of product development

    The four dangerous animals of product development - learn to recognize them!
  • How to stop winning arguments

    We tend to treat arguments as fights or zero-sum games which hinders their original purpose. We should stop doing that.
  • The stories we tell ourselves

    We have a mechanism that creates unhappiness, difficulty changing habits, relationship problems, frustration, anger and disappointment. We are usually not aware of this, but it is happening continuously and in all of us.
  • On COVID, burnout, teams and self-care

    On COVID, burnout, teams and self-care - an essay
  • The 101 of effective goal setting

    Goal setting is one of the most important ways to foster growth, let's look at some key concepts and frameworks.
  • Top 12 questions you get as a hiring manager

    I have gathered the top 12 questions candidates asked me as a hiring manager.
  • Thoughts on giving feedback

    A good, blameless feedback culture is essential for working together efficiently as it forms healthy relationships, fuels personal and professional growth and aligns us with common norms. Feedback is one of the cornerstones of company culture.
  • Learning at work is work

    Everyone agrees that constant learning and having a growth mindset are fundamental to success in software engineering. Yet once you are done with onboarding at your new job as a software engineer the rat race seems to begin, leaving no dedicated time for learning.
  • Questions vs. directions

    Asking questions is a basic coaching technique but doing it properly is a matter of practice, finding a good balance and avoiding some common pitfalls. As with most of the things in life.
  • The basics of one-on-ones

    Conducting good 1:1 sessions is one of the most frustrating skills new engineering leads need to learn. Read about best practices that worked for me on both sides of this relationship – as an engineer and as an engineering manager. I’ll also mention some common pitfalls to avoid.