Rewiring DRY

The Developer DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself) Developers often learn the useful heuristic DRY (Don’t Repeat Yourself). Having a concept repeated across a codebase many times …

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Look Ahead

Look Ahead

When you’re driving a car, you shouldn’t focus on only the metre ahead of you. When you’re walking, you don’t put your entire focus on …

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The Holiday Test

First-time leaders often ask, “How do you know you’ve built a high-performing team?” My response? Use the holiday test. You pass the test if you …

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Double-Loop Learning

Double-loop learning is one of the most powerful leadership tools I draw on. Too many leaders don’t draw on double-loop learning. I can tell because …

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The Power of Community

A lot of software engineers want to use a tool because it promises to be “better” than an alternative. While we should seek better tools, …

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Anyone Can Be a Leader

I have heard so many misconceptions about leadership and being a leader. One of them, in particular, is that being a leader is something someone …

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