Daragh - great read.
Did you play sports? This reminds me of playing highly competitive tennis and what it takes for a high-performing athlete to remain high-performing. I love how you used the paths of inner and outer "game" to help engineers better think about how they show up in the space.
I would love to hear you speak about how as a manager you can monitor the inner & outer game of your team to be more effective, or perhaps - the other way around how do developers communicate their parts of their inner game to enable managers to be better for them.
This is actually adapted from The Inner Game of Tennis, which was a coaching phenomena many years ago!
That's a good question. I guess openness of communication/psychological safety is part of it. Let me think about it.
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