The Powerlifting Principal

Aspiring principals focus on technical skills. Often to the exclusion of all else. To succeed as a senior developer you need to collaborate, negotiate and work effectively with your team. These social skills can’t be learned in front of a compiler.

Competitive sports teach patience, discipline, persistence and how to deal with failure. You will coach others, be coached yourself and learn to manage injury. Inevitably you will face disappointment, and confront the ugly fact that you weren’t the best on the day.

In this talk the author will explain how her five-year journey into competitive powerlifting taught her the lessons that shaped her leadership style.