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Leadership In Software Development And Leading Developers

Seyhun Akyürek
Mobile Chapter Lead at The International Bank of Azerbaijan. Blogger. Open Source Developer. Contributed code @turkcell @ebay @gittigidiyor @vakifbank @ingbank
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First, everyone in the software industry must admit. I see that software developers are human beings, just like everyone else. Therefore they have strengths and weaknesses. There is no one who is perfect in every way, so there will be certain aspects of their work where they perform poorly.

Their work is also not something that they do for free but instead requires compensation. A developer will need to be properly compensated for their time and effort in order to have a positive attitude towards the task.

If they are not being properly compensated for their time and effort, then it will negatively affect the quality of the work that they do. If a developer is unhappy with how they are being treated or underpaid in some way (or simply tired from working too many hours), this can cause them to quit or burnout.

Therefore, management and leadership is an important consideration. If a leader can provide incentives for his employees to work hard on tasks, as well as treating them fairly and providing the necessary infrastructure to support their work, then this will help ensure that the development process goes smoothly.

But if these things are not done, then there is a good chance that the development process will be negatively affected. This can result in crashes and broken code or other similar problems that affect the team and the entire company in the long term.

A good leader, a good manager should be able to provide good leadership, not like a boss, so as to ensure that the processes go smoothly.

One of the most important things for leadership is to know when to listen. This is something that many people do not understand, especially concerning certain social roles such as a leader or someone in a higher position than others. A good leader will have great insight into how much input he/she needs from his followers and also how much he should give them.

The trick is learning how to balance listening with giving your own opinion enough weight so that you can be effective but without being too overbearing on those around you.
Another important thing about leadership is to learn how much of an opinion you need to have and then when it needs to be expressed.

If you are in a situation where everyone around you is new, or they do not know what the best approach is for completing a task, it may be your job as the leader or more experienced person on the team to make suggestions.

However, if there is someone with greater experience than yourself who has already come up with a strategy that will work well enough, then your contribution should probably just be suggestions. Being a tough leader, in characteristically set high standards and, are competitive and professional executors.

In summary, leadership is a delicate thing. You need to constantly be aware of how much input you have and when it might be time to give in or step up.

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