Candost Dagdeviren

  • @candost
  • Software Engineering Team Lead
  • he/him
  • Europe
I'm a leader, software engineer, writer, mentor, and podcaster. I work towards creating great and hi...  
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2021

Sep 24, 2021
Sep 24, 2021
Published an article

Yesterday, I shared a tweet and said, "Don't assume you have a consensus in the absence of objections. Whenever I saw a leader assuming anything, it often turned out wrong."


As it was a thought I had at that moment, I decided to elaborate on it. Many people assume there is a consensus when they don't are faced with silence. This pattern became more common in virtual meetings. In this post, I shared why we have these silences and how it impacts the decision.

Don't Assume Consensus In The Absence of Objection
Sep 21, 2021
Sep 21, 2021
Published a newsletter
Today, I sent out the 14th issue of my bi-weekly newsletter, Mektup.

This time the topic was changing roles and the importance of working in different disciplines.

This is my tech stack timeline: Android -> iOS -> Backend -> iOS -> Backend Development & Mobile Engineering Lead -> Team Lead

As I had this experience, I wanted to share my learnings with others.

If you want to get that email, subscribe here, and I will send it to you as a gift!
Sep 18, 2021
Sep 18, 2021
Coached myself
Today is one of the days I need to self-coach myself.

Self-coaching is nothing new to me, and I do it when I feel inadequate or unmotivated.

The technique: You become your best friend. You ask yourself questions as you ask your best friend. You give honest advice as you give it to your best friend.

When I tell people about this technique, they usually laugh. But if you are having a bad day, give it a try. In the end, it will make you more resilient.
Sep 17, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Published an article

Self-coaching is one technique that I try to do as much as possible, and today is one of the days I needed to self-coach myself. If you want to get into my brain about why I need to self-coach and how I exactly do it, I wrote about my challenge of writing every day.

Navigating the Writing Challenge Every Day
Sep 16, 2021
Sep 16, 2021
Published an article
I wrote a post about having a bias for action last week. One thing I didn't mention there was what's preventing organizations from having a bias to action. The most critical problem I've seen is having struggles in the decision-making process. The inflexibility in decision-making is at the root of various problems. Many leaders either use a lot of authority or seek consensus.


I now shared a post about The Decision-Making Pendulum. The leaders have to learn the skills to move in the pendulum from side to side. Click here or the link below to go to the post.

The Decision-Making Pendulum
Sep 08, 2021
Sep 08, 2021
Published an article
I always thought that we need to learn all of the fundamentals of a topic before taking any action. It was the approach I took as a software engineer. I spent my whole life going down the rabbit holes, researching, learning, and coming up with solutions that substantially solve the problem. Think twice (or more), code once. I was wrong with my approach. All I needed was action.

New Post: Bias For Action

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