Friday, January 04, 2019

Understanding Divye

I typically share the contents of this document the first time I meet someone I'm going to be working with for a long time.


Style of communication:

Direct and clear. I don't do well reading between the lines. If you would like me to know something, please say something.


What is important to me:

High quality code and a highly productive, functional team. I don't believe in posturing. I believe in commitments and delivery. Delivering more and talking less is a good way to show impact.


What kind of leader I'm trying to become:

One who can grow people. I'm driven by Mission, Vision, Values.


What I value in an organization:

Transparency, Trust and Integrity. If you have a problem, speak up. Don't ever go behind someone's back. Bring problems up together so that I can see both sides represented fairly. Be direct.


What I seek in people I work with:

Ability to execute and potential to grow. I will endeavor to make you a better engineer or leader than where you started out at.


How I believe our industry operates:

Our industry is a factory - our deliverables are software and running services. Computer Science is a predictable industry with unpredictable schedules. The when might be unclear but the deliverable should be rock solid.


My planning philosophy:

Plan your work and deliver on your own benchmarks. Look out and adjacent.


My operating style:

I will work with you and always give you the "why". On the rare occasion where "because I say so" is required, I will let you know so.


My background:

Born and brought up in India. Son of two doctors, have a sister who is a doctor. Small town guy.


My favorite quotes:

"If I do what I say I will do, I guess that means you can trust me. If I don't, I guess that means you can't."


My biggest weakness:

I evolve, I don't let you know that fast enough.

If you talk to me and I tell you I support X and 24 hours later, I'm supporting !X, it means that I've gained new information that has changed my mind. Talk to me and clarify what changed. I have "strong opinions, loosely held".


Meetings:

https://conantleadership.com/ceo-manifesto-better-meetings/

https://conantleadership.com/a-highly-effective-leadership-habit-for-building-relationships/

  • What's working?

  • What's not working?

  • What's needed?


Things I would like you to know:

https://www.divye.in/2018/08/great-workplace-habits.html

https://www.divye.in/2018/05/actionable-production-escalations.html

https://www.divye.in/2016/03/what-is-quality-as-it-relates-to.html