Interview with Gergely Hodicska "Felhő", VP of Engineering at Bitrise. We take a deep dive with him into leadership soft skills and his story about finding his weaknesses and turning them into superpowers. We cover common weaknesses, methods to improve yourself and others around you, and more.
In this interview we're covering:
Importance of soft skills in engineering leadership
Essential leadership soft skills
Story about building up leadership soft skills
Practices to improve leadership soft skills
Common challenges for engineering managers
Helping direct reports improve their leadership skills
Integrating leadership soft skills into your engineering culture
Excerpt from the interview:
"I had a heated argument with a friend of mine at Ustream, and he told me, “This is why I don’t like working with you.” At first, I thought, I’m just trying to find the best solution, but really I was defending my ego in that conversation.
Moments like that made me realize that I should improve, and research why I react the way I do in certain situations. That’s when I started to learn about my psychological drivers.
The first step I took was learning about personality types. This didn’t give me a lot of answers, but it helped me understand why others are stupid..."