Recent events in the US have reminded me how easy it is to blame others for your poor behavior. Real leaders, though, behave in a productive manner, even when they are frustrated. In this article that I wrote for the Software Leadership Academy, I tell the story about when my search for a root cause collided with my confirmation bias.
Ananya Bhaduri is a Quality Engineering leader for SAP-Conur. I recently had the opportunity to talk with her about her leadership style. She shares some great tips about how to give meaningful recognition to people who deserve it, and how quality engineers can build their influence (especially in Scrum ceremonies). She also gives some insight into how she approaches interviewing candidates (especially, the dreaded coding challenge).
Check out the interview