…and Why do We Need More than Just the Code
– I just wanted to nail the code. How did this happen?
Sadly, I heard this sentence more than a few times in my career (as someone who helps other people fulfill their potential). Usually, this sentence pops up when a person realizes that they need more than programming skills to succeed as a programmer, or when a programmer becomes a leader (team lead, project lead… name it as you wish, in the end – it’s people we are leading, not numbers and letters on our screen). These are two different examples, yet very similar in the fact that they both require a significant change in mindset. Let’s examine one by one.