The 5 Skills You Need for Strategic Leadership

Aug 1, 2019 by Jamie Dobson

At Container Solutions, we differentiate between leadership and strategic leadership. Both involve inspiring a group with a vision of the future. Both involve connecting a starting point, A, with an endpoint, B. Both have a transformational effect on the leader and group members. The difference lies in the results, which have to be judged objectively. Whereas the leader makes changes, the strategic leader makes adaptive changes, successfully.

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Why the 10x Engineer Myth Needs to Go

Jul 15, 2019 by Jamie Dobson

There was a whole kerfuffle on Twitter this weekend because someone posted about 10X engineers. I didn’t give it much thought. However, over the weekend, the noise just didn’t seem to stop, which got me thinking about the olden days and where this idea of a 10X engineer came from.

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What Video Games Like Apex Legends Can Teach Us About Teamwork and Microservices

May 30, 2019 by José Moreira

Online video games bring together players from around the world, offering the opportunity to work as teams toward a common goal. As gamers enter into joint missions, skills such as leadership, communication, negotiation, and collaboration get a workout. A lot of research has been done to confirm that gaming can build real-life teamwork and interpersonal skills, and even more research has examined the relationship between teamwork and project.

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How Container Solutions Built a Team in Warsaw

May 24, 2019 by Rafal Malanij

In the last 10 months, Container Solutions has set up an office in Warsaw from scratch. We did this the CS way. Here’s what we did, how we did it, and what comes next for our office!

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Container Solutions and Humble Consulting

Apr 29, 2019 by Arien Mol

I started work at Container Solutions just a few weeks ago as a project manager and facilitator. One of the very first tasks I was given was to read a book. Our CTO Pini Reznik, who is also a co-founder of CS, gave met the book Humble Consulting, by Edgar Schein. Pini told me that this is the way we at CS want to do consulting: “Let's discuss it when you have finished the book.” 

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