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How to Avoid Impostor Syndrome as a New Team Lead

Impostor Syndrome is a term trending up on casual conversations and Google searches. That condition is when one feels as if they were wearing a mask – something that hides a lack of abilities or skills required for a job. Most of the time, however, the abilities and skills are there, and it is all …

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Be a Proactive Leader: Track Team Morale and Avoid Issues

As a team leader, you have the responsibility of setting your team up for success. And that includes creating a safe space for your coworkers and showing them they can trust you. Can you avoid an uncomfortable situation from happening in the first place, though? Please don’t get me wrong: one on ones are an …

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The Secret of High-Performing Teams: Google’s Project Aristotle

In 2012, Google researched its 180 R&D teams, looking for what habits and practices the most successful groups had in common. The project was called Aristotle due to his famous quote: “the whole is greater than the sum of its parts”. The data suggested that individual factors such as IQ and educational degrees, aside from …

5 Tips For Effective One on One Meetings at Work

As a leader, you have to create a safe space where your team members feel comfortable approaching you. If you can show openness to feedback and help coworkers with their struggles, you will build trust. Many modern companies, especially tech businesses, have been advocating for a feedback culture, where leads and members chat every once …

4 Tips to Boost Team Collaboration in the Agile Era

When launched in the 2000s, the Agile Manifesto shook things up, mostly in the tech industry. Putting people above long requirement documents, bureaucracy, and long processes was a powerful mindset towards building team collaboration and keeping motivation at a high level. Countless books and frameworks brought their interpretation of what being agile meant. Ceremonies and …