Tag “tip”

Toxic Developers Destroy Productivity

If you are the leader of a software team, then you have heard of the legendary 10x developer - the superstar worker. To improve your team's productivity, learn this: replacing an average worker with a superstar worker is not nearly as effective as removing a toxic worker. It’s not even close. Toxic workers destroy productivity.

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Tip: Stop Solving Your Team's Problems

If you lead a software team, and a team member has a problem, you may be tempted to solve it. Maybe you shouldn’t. This is an opportunity for more than a solved problem.

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Tip: They Don't Have to Like You

Are you a software leader worried that the team members don’t like you? You can stop worrying. They don’t have to like you. They just have to trust you.

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Tip: Coaching Means Giving Less Advice

A tip for software team leaders: coaching well means giving less advice.

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Tip: Negotiate Achievable Goals

Leaders must ensure that the software team's goals are achievable.

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Tip: Routinely Develop Your Influence

On a software team, leaders should make the development of social influence routine.

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