The Eye of Sauron

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Even before getting into management, I’m sure you’ll be able to recall the moments that you were under intense pressure to deliver.

Sometimes this pressure can come from anticipation: your team just happens to be responsible for delivering the most important new feature for the company this year. It’s being announced on stage at an event that’s already booked. Argh! Pressure to deliver can also come from catastrophe: parts of your infrastructure may not have scaled as expected and are continually on fire, and unless a new solution is developed, your customers are going to go elsewhere.

In these moments, you’ll have felt what ...

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