Don't Ask for Feedback, Ask for Advice

Everyone wants feedback. In fact, studies show employees who get regular feedback are more engaged and higher performing. The problem is, unless you have a strong trusting relationship with a person you are asking, you may not the concrete feedback you are looking for. People don’t want to hu...

Code Reviews by Phase and Expectations

Code reviews are amazing for many reasons. And everyone on the team should contribute. Interestingly, the behavior of an engineer with respect to code reviews changes based on seniority or tenure within a team or code repository. I like to refer these changes as “phases”.