I am an engineer 👨🏻💻
My name is Piotr Zagórowski. For a long time, I was a network engineer connecting computers and creating networks, including a network of networks, the Internet.
Then I discovered the strength of human connections and was fascinated by psychology.
Currently, I work for a large international company as a leader of leaders and consider myself an “interpersonal relations engineer”. I help people develop their talents, work more efficiently and create amazing things together.
In my work, I help talented individuals work so that everyone develops individually, as well as strengthens and creates a team based on mutual respect, bonds of loyalty, development, and readiness to help others.
I define my values 👨👩👦👦
I live and work in Great Britain with my wife Agnieszka and two kids, Daniel and Isabella. Ever since I can remember, I have been involved in the creation of the Internet. I am a fan of gadgets and technologies, and their impact on humans. I have lived long enough to remember what a modem is. When we came to the UK, we had little. I had a laptop and a job that was below my qualifications at the time. However, we had each other – the family. We decided that our main investment would be our family. Currently, the values that are dear to me are:
- interpersonal bonds – building lasting relationships with others, in family, at work and in spheres of interest,
- knowledge – building my knowledge, experience and skills, sharing my path with others,
- developing talents – (for myself and others) using skills and creativity to grow every day,
- traveling and adventures – gaining new and unforgettable experiences,
- leadership – cultivating the idea of ”heroic leadership” in myself and others, and the conviction that each of us is called to be a leader.
I have experience 🕰
Before the decision to enlarge the family was made and I became a parent (and I had time 🙂), I served on the executive boards of Polish Professionals in London, Polish Your Polish and Polish Psychologists’ Association, gathering experience that I have been using until now. Today I work for a large corporation, developing my passion – technology, but I also look after several teams of fantastic people. I keep wondering how to do it so that we can grow together, learn from each other and develop our talents.
This blog and podcast are about my discovery of what it means to be a parent and a leader. It is an attempt to answer the following questions: Can being a parent come in handy at work? Can Being a Work Leader Be a Good Parent?
I am of the opinion that there is only one vocation in the world – to love, which is realized in two ways – by being a father and being a mother. Even if you do not have children of your own (e.g. a doctor, teacher, trainer).
Working for an international company, I deal with some issues and problems that I work to solve with my teams. I like to share my experience with others on the blog and podcast, where I cover the following topics:
- About how I work remotely (from home, hotel or office),
- How do I work “wisely”, i.e. automate what I can (using appropriate tools, procedures, templates or check-lists),
- How I implement simple lessons that I find in everyday life by practicing the so-called “retrospective minsdet”, transferring my work experience to my family and vice versa.
I believe in talents 🤝
I am deeply convinced that we should use our talents. That is why I am interested in the Gallup Institute’s approach to talent, and its definition of talents and strengths:
A strength is the ability to consistently deliver near-perfect results in a specific activity.
Talents are naturally recurring patterns of thoughts, feelings, or behaviors that can be used productively.
Talents, knowledge and skills – along with time spent (i.e. investing) practicing, developing skills and building a knowledge base – come together to create strengths.
My top 5 talents are:
- I like close relationships with others. I find deep satisfaction in working hard with my friends to achieve my goals.
- I can organize but also have the flexibility to complement this skill. I like to define how all elements and resources can be arranged for maximum productivity.
- I like routine and structure. My world best describes the sequence I create.
- I’m looking for a consensus. I don’t like conflicts; rather, I am looking for areas of understanding.
- I am intrigued by the unique qualities of each person. I have a gift for discovering how different people can work productively together.
“You’re special. Your distinctive CliftonStrengths 34 profile sets you apart from all others. This is your talent DNA, shown in ranked order based on your responses to the test. “
I share with others 🎙
- I run a blog and podcast “Tato na Wyspach” [PL 🇵🇱 ]
- I run the blog “Coffee Journeys“ [EN 🇬🇧 ]
- I co-host the podcast “The Elevators Show“ [EN 🇬🇧 ]
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