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Are Values in Business our Fair Weather Friend?

When I was in Warsaw in 2015, I met a lady called Zofia Dzik and late last year, she asked me if I would speak at a conference she was organising. The subject is very close to my heart and so of course I agreed. This blog isn’t a transcript of my speech but it’s […]

Officiousness is worse than totalitarianism

Let me put a little part of myself at stake. I’ll redirect some management fire towards myself and try to explain why doing more and enforcing to do so does exactly the opposite. And drive everyone around closer to that thin line marking where inner peace transforms into berserk rage. The key assumption is: doing […]

Know yourself. How to be a better teammate.

Every person is unique. Some of our traits are gained from genetics, some are ingrained in us by Environment during upbringing. Our whole life makes every one of us completely different… In a place of work, people doing the same job are still only slightly similar in their knowledge and capabilities. Some of our behaviours […]

Ready? Aim. Fire!

I’m not much of a person making New Year’s resolutions. Mostly, I avoid making them because I assume I won’t be able to fulfil them. Last year was different, though. I decided, for the first time in my life, to set up a goal for my career and follow it. What happened that I changed […]

Let’s get Mo!

I guess everybody has already heard about Movember. But if I’m wrong, I’ll give you a short intro. Nowadays, Movember is a global movement that shouts about raising awareness of men’s health issues and promoting a year-round diligence. And it would be nothing special, but the action is crucial mainly because of wearing… moustache for […]

My “Habits control system”, or in other words, why my dog’s happy and I write articles.

It’s time to describe the system I use which helps me make changes in my habits and my relationships with others, while allowing me to strive to achieve my strange goals and plans. “this semester we’re not going to lectures” Have you ever made any “new year’s resolutions”? I’ve made more than a few, but […]

Why training, wise books and podcasts are a waste of time, unless …

Judging by the number of articles that I see around me with titles like ‘10 habits that lead you to a great success’, and titles of books on the bestseller lists, the topic of how to improve your life is still relevant. I myself started fighting for the so-called self-development a few years ago. It […]

Date with a candidate – How to hire people who fit your company culture

When you have the task of “hiring a specialist”, verifying a candidate’s hard skills and knowledge is a piece of cake – the candidate knows it or not. Everything else, including cultural fit, is much more sophisticated and nuanced, it is perhaps much more like a going on a date. How to find your date? […]

Agile Lego Tests – our story

The main idea for creating this event emerged under the motto “Testing to learn, learning to test”. We saw it as an opportunity to share our knowledge with less experienced testers and to learn something new from them. Preparations We wanted to build a common ground and provide the participants with a firsthand experience of […]

Show what you owe

The longer I live, the more aware I become that it’s a matter of circumstances that I am where I am today. I have a good job, a nice family, time for a hobby etc. Some would say, it’s a matter of luck or God’s will. If I was born in an environment, where education […]