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Piotr Zagorowski

I am an engineer by nature. I like connecting things together, creating systems and making sure they all work well together. I used to be a network engineer connecting computers and creating networks, including networks of networks – The Internet. Then I found the power of human connections, and become fascinated by human psychology. Currently, I consider myself a people engineer, helping people to connect, work and create awesome things together. I help to transform talented individuals to become high performing teams, especially in remote environments. Opinions are my own. I share them via [PL πŸ‡΅πŸ‡±] β€œTato na Wyspach” blog and podcast and [EN πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§] β€œThe Elevators Show” podcast.

Remote work. What does it even mean?

I work remotely. What does it even mean?

I’ve recently done my quarterly retrospective. One of the topics I chose to review was my workflow, especially in a remote work context. A couple of recent years accelerated the remote work movement. The most popular variation nowadays seems to be the hybrid approach. We spend some time working from home and some time in the office. If we spend even one day working from home and if we have even one person working from home – we work remotely. But what does it even mean?

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Remote work from a hotel

🏨 Remote work from the hotel? Why not?!

We have a few bank holidays in Great Britain. Usually, the extra day off is Monday. The week is shorter, or, looking more optimistic, the weekend is extended. This fact inspired us to do a little experiment. We decided to visit our friends who had moved out of London. The place is three hours away by car, so the trip should be longer. We decided to do something crazy.

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The Power of the Retrospective Mindset

The Power of the Retrospective Mindset

It is easy to be busy. Every one of us has plenty to do. We start marching towards our goals, and after some time we can’t catch the breath because we are already running. When we run, it is not easy to stop. It is also easy to run too far in the wrong direction. That’s why retrospective mindset is so important. It goes far beyond the professional context of our lives. It should be the default mode for our endeavours.

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The Elevators Podcast

The Elevators Podcast

It all begins with an idea. Two technical leaders came to the realization that they both enjoy the same thing. I met with my co-host, Pete, ages ego. We have worked together for almost a decade. But it was not long ago when we started discussing things that recently have been important to both of us: helping people grow in their careers, self-development, strategy, and time and efficiency hacks.

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Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way to Build Good Habits & Break Bad Ones

Atomic Habits – the book that was recommended to me, and I wanted to start the new year 2020 deliberately reading it. It was an excellent choice. The book explains how β€œpsychology” of habit works, what we can do to help us to create and sustain good habits, and how to get rid of bad habits from our lives. I decided to try a few things that were recommended. I made a few new goals for 2020. After a few months of following the tips and tactics from the book, I would like to share a few that work for me exceptionally well.

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