Karol Sójko on how a project went from perfect to disaster

Karol shares his story of how a project went from perfect to disaster. From engaging and motivating to unfocused, “pet project” and un-interesting for the team. His experience made a big difference for his career, and has influenced his work as a team lead and Scrum Master.
SPECIAL GIVEAWAY INCLUDED: listen to the end of the episode for a giveaway that will help you get a free copy of Karol’s book: To-Do: Team!: Simple productivity techniques for improving your team & making software that matters.

About Karol Sójko


Developer, software architect and a team leader. Karol is a big fan of Behavior Driven Development and open source software. In his everyday work he tries to share his experience and actively participate in development and spreading a good word about open source projects like Symfony, Behat or PhpSpec. He is also fascinated by the process of making teams work better and tweak their productivity. After hours he is one of PHPers meetups organizers in Poland.
Karol is the author of To-Do: Team!: Simple productivity techniques for improving your team & making software that matters
You can connect with Karol Sójko on twitter, and subscribe to his helpful tips on how to get your team to the next level.

3 thoughts on “Karol Sójko on how a project went from perfect to disaster”

  1. Good information and conversation.

    To me the servant leader focuses on the needs of others, especially team members, before you consider your own. Giving them the support they need to meet their work and personal goals. Be it by listening to them, or providing selfless mentoring, and being persistent and accountable to them

  2. Great show.

    For me servant leader is about being there to remind the team to hold themselves to account for their success (not bringing in too much, not accepting unclear stories) , but also to get the company or processes out of their way and to let them think just about the user and the problems they are solving.

  3. A servant leader in my mind puts the team first and ensures that everyone has the help, resources and knowledge they need to meet their goals.

    Focusing on the individual, a servant leader is committed to the growth of people and will try to awaken possibility in other people.

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