What's Wrong with Being Right?!

What does it mean to “be right”? Why is “being right” so important to us? Can “rightness” be measured? How do we handle differences in opinion? When you know you’re right, but your team doesn’t agree, what then? When is “being right” the wrong thing for your team?

As an engineering manager at Groupon, I have seen first-hand the way that someone “being right” can hurt working relationships, poison teams and ruin projects. In this talk, we will explore how we think and act about being right, learn about tools that ease the task of finding consensus in a group, and walk away with actionable steps towards improving our teams and organizations.

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About Me

Chris Powers

Chris Powers has been leading software development teams for the last twelve years, and he loves sharing his passion for building teams and software with audiences nationwide. As a Clean Coders author, Chris is producing an educational video series entitled "Clean Code in the Browser". Chris is a Director of Engineering at Sprout Social and lives in the northern Chicago suburbs with his wife and two children. In his free time he enjoys drumming and tabletop gaming.

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