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[ALE2012] The Groundhog Day of a Team Leader

[ALE2012] The Groundhog Day of a Team Leader

Slides of my talk at ALE2012

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Zsolt Fabok

August 30, 2012
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  1. The Groundhog Day of a Team Leader @ZsoltFabok http://zsoltfabok.com/ #ALE2012

    http://ale2012.alenetwork.eu/ by Zsolt Fabok 2012.08.30
  2. Groundhog Day (Atrapado en el tiempo) Picture courtesy of Columbia

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  3. Groundhog Day (Atrapado en el tiempo) Picture courtesy of Columbia

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  4. Groundhog Day (Atrapado en el tiempo) Picture courtesy of Columbia

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  5. Groundhog Day (Atrapado en el tiempo) Picture courtesy of Columbia

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  6. Groundhog Day (Atrapado en el tiempo) Picture courtesy of Columbia

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  7. Groundhog Day (Atrapado en el tiempo) Picture courtesy of Columbia

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  8. Groundhog Day (Atrapado en el tiempo) Picture courtesy of Columbia

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  9. Helpless Groundhog Day (Atrapado en el tiempo) Picture courtesy of

    Columbia Pictures
  10. by Prof. Dr. Martin Seligman http://bcs.worthpublishers.com/myersinmodules/psychquest/05/0504.htm The dog experiment

  11. Learned helplessness is a technical term that refers to the

    condition of a human or animal that has learned to behave helplessly, failing to respond even though there are opportunities for it to help itself by avoiding unpleasant circumstances or by gaining positive rewards. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Learned_helplessness
  12. Passivity No empowerment No improvements Learned Helplessness Causes (in our

    environment)
  13. Passivity No empowerment No improvements A super hero team leader

    arises Learned Helplessness Causes (in our environment)
  14. A super hero Wants change Doesn’t trust the system Doesn’t

    trust anybody Works alone
  15. 0 23 45 68 90 Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri

    Sat Sun number of commits Team leader 1 Team Leader 2 Average team member A super hero team leader in action
  16. 0 8 15 23 30 w31 w32 w33 w34 w35

    w36 w37 number of commits Team leader 1 Average team member A super hero team leader in action
  17. Passivity No empowerment No improvements A super hero team leader

    arises Learned Helplessness Causes (in our environment)
  18. Gentle push Simplicity Possible cures

  19. Gentle push and simplicity For example, Shu-Ha-Ri Picture courtesy of

    Digital Natives
  20. Gentle push and simplicity For example, Shu-Ha-Ri Picture courtesy of

    Digital Natives
  21. Gentle push and simplicity For example, Shu-Ha-Ri Picture courtesy of

    Digital Natives
  22. In order to support your team through this difficult period

    you must be intellectually present (be a good craftsman)
  23. Lead by example Sit down and code Do code review

    Test and deploy Read (books and posts) Play on stackoverflow/stackexchange
  24. Gentle push Simplicity Team setup Possible cures

  25. Team setup Have a team without poisonous people

  26. Gentle push Simplicity Team setup New ideas Possible cures

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  33. ...then find this guy If this is you...

  34. ...then be this guy If this is your teammate...

  35. ...it’s time to let the group continue by itself After

    reaching the critical mass...
  36. Gentle push Simplicity Team setup New ideas High expectations Possible

    cures
  37. by Robert Rosenthal and Lenore Jacobson The class room experiment

  38. Pygmalion Effect People will perform to the level of expectations

    you set for them.
  39. Vision High Expectations on team level Requires

  40. Vision Communication (feedback) High Expectations on team level Requires

  41. Communication “Fact and sensitivity - knowing the state of the

    mind - create an impact” Neil deGrasse Tyson
  42. Right state of mind

  43. In order to provide usable feedback, you must be emotionally

    present (understand the state of the mind)
  44. Vision Communication (feedback) Physical presence High Expectations on team level

    Requires
  45. by Elton Mayo The Hawthorne experiments

  46. Hawthorne Effect the phenomenon in which subjects in behavioral studies

    change their performance in response to being observed.
  47. Being physically present Small environmental changes Hawthorne effect in our

    environment
  48. Phil’s Last Day

  49. Phil’s Last Day

  50. Phil’s Last Day

  51. Phil’s Last Day

  52. Phil’s last day Reality craftsmanship part of the community good

    boyfriend material having fun
  53. Phil’s last day Reality craftsmanship part of the community good

    boyfriend material having fun intellectually present new ideas, physically present, changes the environment, no heroism emotionally present, right state of mind ?
  54. Having fun is a must!

  55. Phil’s last day Reality craftsmanship part of the community intellectually

    present good boyfriend material having fun new ideas, physically present, changes the environment, no heroism emotionally present, right state of mind having fun
  56. You’ll need all of this - like Phil did during

    the last day - in order to help your team m ove on from helplessness to proactivity Phil’s last day Reality craftsmanship part of the community intellectually present good boyfriend material having fun new ideas, physically present, changes the environment, no heroism emotionally present, right state of mind having fun
  57. Thank you very much for your attention! http://zsoltfabok.com/ @ZsoltFabok