A book that's missing in the IT industry!
10 years in Software development. Onboarded many colleagues in that period. Focused on non-technical and soft skills that helps teams perform better.
We have a plenty of books on how to learn technical topics in IT. Still, teams struggle to deliver the solution sometimes. And the reasons are not technical. I want to bring to put a spotlight on it.
We don't have the ability to read other people's mind. There's a big difference between a quiet colleague and the one who are open.
To become a better colleague, you have to get rid of some of your quirks. Some of them annoy your colleagues, others are preventing you from doing great stuff.
"Common sense is not so common". Pay attention to this. Be aware that things you do are maybe a bit off.
Things that are better to avoid to do/say to your colleagues. Your team will talk about it to other teams and it can go into unwanted directions.
Disrespecting your team members will not make you a better colleague, that's for sure. No matter at which seniority level are you on.
Things you can start doing on yourself that will be noticed by your team members.
Help others become better colleagues. Do things that will provoke progress. Support others in their growth and they will remember it.
Constantly work on improving the system or the process around you to make them easier to work with. Those things are inevitable in every company or team, but they don't have to be a pain.
Things that help you decide whether I'm credible or not to write about these things.
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Am I the right person to write this eBook? This is something that few of my colleagues said.
Ability to deal with the onboarding of new colleagues and to play a significant mentorship role is something you cannot achieve overnight. It demands appropriate experience, awareness, empathy, and strong leadership skills to empower newcomers and enable them to become a colleague that every team would desire. Bruno is someone who has proven his commitment to building a successful team and someone who is trusted by many. That’s why you should, too.
Working on the prototyping type of projects with tight deadlines and high stress asked for a team leader who is calm, experienced and understanding of team dynamics, someone who knows how well oiled the team machinery should be and how to achieve that, and Bruno is exactly that. I’m lucky that I had an opportunity to have him as a mentor, he made me a better developer and a better teamate.
How to become a colleague that everyone would like to have in their team? Patient, understanding and empathic professional who certainly knows the answer on the question he tends to answer through his book. Bruno will guide you through the subjects that are often considered as “unknown” in the tech world, after which you might find that they are equally important as your tech knowledge. Yes, it is soft skills. And Bruno nails it.
Senior Software Developer
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