“Code review is both a privilege and a duty” – Today’s Tweet of the Day from @BackendAndBBQ

Today’s tweet of the day comes from Viach Kakovskyi (@BackendAndBBQ).

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Personally, I feel code review (done right) is among the highest and best use of our time as tech leads so his tweet made me chuckle.

On that note, this tweet was making the rounds today too, even though the article, Unlearning Toxic Behaviors in a Code Review Culture, landed on Medium a few weeks ago — definitely topical and worth a read!

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Quote for Today – Character

Hey Tech Lead,

Don’t know about you, but it’s been super busy around here. The busyness is good but it also leads to some contention, disagreements, frustrations, and outcomes I didn’t intend.

So I today I want to share one of my all time favorite quotes.

It’s a dense one. Don’t simply skim it and pretend to understand at a superficial level. Give yourself a few minutes to breathe it in and let it settle:

Man is buffeted by circumstances so long as he believes himself to be the creature of outside conditions, but when he realizes that he is a creative power, and that he may command the hidden soil and seeds of his being out of which circumstances grow, he then becomes the rightful master of himself. – James Allen. As A Man Thinketh

Happy Tuesday! See you tomorrow.

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Quote for the Day – Procrastination

Hey Tech lead,

It’s possible that right now you’re putting off doing some of the non-technical tasks you need to do. Maybe it’s some of the “squishier” people conversations or generally shying away from what I call leadership opportunities. Procrastination is usually because you don’t feel confident doing things you’re just not competent at yet.

If that’s what going on for you today, then here’s your quote:

Turning pro is a mindset. If we are struggling with fear, self-sabotage, procrastination, self-doubt, etc., the problem is, we’re thinking like amateurs. Amateurs don’t show up. Amateurs crap out. Amateurs let adversity defeat them. The pro thinks differently. He shows up, he does his work, he keeps on truckin’, no matter what.

-Steven Pressfield

Have an awesome Thursday tech leads!

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