Pavel Nakonechnyy

First-time manager’s lessons: when to micromanage your team

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

First-time manager’s lessons: when to micromanage your team

According to the definition in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, micromanaging bosses “try to control or manage all the small parts of something (such as an activity) in a way that is usually not wanted or that causes problems.” Even though micromanagement is usually portrayed negatively, there are quite a few exceptional situations where micromanagement might be […]

How to Ask for What You Want at Work – 5 Tips

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

Genuine problem solving often requires us to ask people for help and information. This is applicable for both work projects and career advancement as a whole. Creating strong cases for your requests will improve the chances you get positive answers and prevent miscommunication of excepted results. Often, inner thoughts dissuade us from asking for anything. […]

First-time manager’s lessons: How to promote cooperation in a team

Published in Leadership and Soft Skills.

As my latest article with tips for first-time managers has received much positive feedback on Telegram, I’ve decided to play with this topic a little more. Let’s talk about facilitating coordination and cooperation within a team. Cooperation is a must-have aspect of effective teams. Promoting cooperation is one of the most important manager’s responsibilities. You […]

Lessons for first-time managers: how to drive your team to success

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

No book is going to have the perfect advice for each situation first-time managers face. Being a good manager is making good decisions with information on hand and following several guidelines that differ very bad managers from okay ones. In this post I’ve listed the 8 that I think is the most important: 1. Success […]

How to achieve more in less time: tips for prioritization

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

We often rush doing tasks that we just received. It can lead to us spending time on tasks that will be of no use to anyone. Imagine finishing a report just to find out that the requestor has already received the same information from another source. Such a task can be discovered to violate your […]

8 Tips on How to Impress Your Boss on Performance Review

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

Good presentation on a performance review is vital for your career advancement, getting realistic feedback from the manager, and increasing collaboration with your colleagues backed by increased authority and respect. According to UC Berkeley’s Guide to Managing Human Resources, “Performance Management is an ongoing process of communication between a supervisor and an employee that occurs throughout the year, […]

8 tips on how to control projects at work

Published in Leadership and Soft Skills.

Being knowledge workers, we all got multiple projects and tasks. Our managers and colleagues rely on us to keep things under control and manage up when needed. Have you ever struggled to tell your manager, outside the project, what has changed since last week? Most probably, something happened, but you weren’t involved. That’s a natural […]

How to distinguish Process Management and Knowledge Management for Inexperienced Managers and Team Leaders

Published in Project Management.

Being a manager or Team Leader, you will inevitably meet working with the team’s processes and knowledge. Techniques such as Scrum, Agile, and Kanban can help you with processes, and knowledge management software like Confluence can help you simplify Knowledge Management As Team knowledge often complements Teams’ processes, a problem arises: how to split information […]

How to Become a Transformative Leader in 2022

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

To answer new challenges of nowadays interconnected, global, and technocratic world we need to embrace a new style of leadership. Professor M.S. Rao has developed a concept of Soft Leadership, based on behavioral theory and a collegial OB framework that can help us with that. Soft Leadership is leading through soft skills and people skills. […]

How to run effective meetings with no experience: 10 research-based tips

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

I bet every one of you has ever asked the question “Why does this meeting take so long?” Meetings are exhausting. It was a problem before the pandemic, it has become an even bigger problem for remote meetings. You would never want important customers or stakeholders to feel the meeting was a waste of time. […]

8 tips for effective business writing communication for dummies

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

A year of remote work brought the importance of effective business writing to the next level. With these skills you save a lot of time and effort both offline and online. Effective business writing communication helps with controlling projects, creating innovation & collaborating effectively. Written communication won’t solve all your problems though. Complement written communications […]

7 tips for your first IT job interview

Published in Leadership and Soft Skills.

You may find a lot of job interview tips on the Internet, but they mostly focus on the way companies and job postings are built, not how you sell yourself. It’s wrong. I found my first and current job at Citi last July. Since then, a lot of my student friends from universities got hired […]

⭐ Writing skills are essential for an IT specialist career

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

The importance of soft skills for IT specialists is highly debated. You may be a wonderful Data Analyst, Product Manager, or IT Project Manager, but without writing skills your career opportunities are limited. Writing is required both for remote and on-site employees. Every meeting you don’t schedule is an extra cup of coffee. Effective written […]

📌 Methods of sharing knowledge with other teams

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

Sharing is caring. Have you been in a situation when different teams in an organization each try to gather work-related information on their own? It’s duplicate work. It’s bad and inefficient. But what are the ways to share information between teams efficiently? 1. Send an email. Email is the easiest way to share information in […]

💎 Top free courses on Project Management

Published in Project Management.

Project Management is becoming an important skill for non-PMs as companies transition their models from Processes to Projects. I work as a Business Analyst in Banking and here’s my curated list of great PM courses. I believe that every research we do is a project. You can’t optimize the research itself with PM techniques. But […]

📚 Principles of Argumentation

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

Working in Industry, especially with Analytics, we have to prove certain points and ideas to our managers, colleagues and requestors. Every Data Analyst knows the benefits of data-driven decision making. But how do you make indirect conclusions backed up by logic? I work as a Business Analyst in Banking and I prove ideas every day. […]

✨ FinTech Trends for 2022

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Do you want to make a career in FinTech? Or do you already work there? Then you’ll need to know the latest FinTech trends. I have worked as a Business Analyst in Banking for over a year. That’s the list of Fintech trends I find the most important.

6 видов документации обязательных для каждого проекта

Published in Project Management.

В своей работе я выполняю 2-3 проекта в неделю. Поэтому документация по ним должна быть предельно быстрой для написания, но без потери информативности. Документация необходима для любого проекта. Информацию о проекте можно упаковать во множество форм, инструментов или документов. Но эти сведения необходимо задокументировать для любого проекта: 1. Причина для проекта; цель проекта. Какую проблему […]

Рабочая записная книжка должна быть в OneNote – и вот почему

Published (updated: ) in Leadership and Soft Skills.

Уже три месяца я ежедневно использую OneNote в работе и дома. За это время я определил его сильные и слабые стороны. Вот как OneNote увеличит вашу эффективность на работе.

Какие вопросы обязательно задать при собеседовании на первую работу в IT

Published in Leadership and Soft Skills.

В августе я устраивался на первую позицию и прошёл несколько собеседований. Они были разные: автоматизированные и нет, технические и не очень. При трудоустройстве не только компания подбирает сотрудника, но и сотрудник компанию. Для карьеры и благополучия важно понимать, с чем предстоит столкнуться и как работать на новом месте. Следующие вопросы помогут понять, подойдёт ли тебе […]