Episode 60 – Expired Mentadent

This episode’s question:

A team lead at my company leads 3 contractors that are on site part time, and they don’t seem to be taking ownership of the code they’re creating. The exact phrase used by one of them was: “I have no idea what it does, I just programmed it.” How do you lead a team of people who are contractors when you are not? How do you get more junior developers or contractors to feel a sense of ownership about what they are doing? How do you lead when you are not the official leader of a team?

Keeping up with our bookclub episodes? Next episode we discuss “How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge” by Clay Scroggins!