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Thank you to the 1646 leaders who’ve generously done the 7 questions! I hope reading 7 Questions with

Mooly Beeri

helps you in your leadership.

Mooly Beeri

Mooly Beeri

Name: Mooly Beeri

Title: CEO & Co-Founder


Mooly is a fast learning executive with a broad grasp of technology and business, experienced in working in a global environment. Having delivered major transformations in large corporations, start ups, small to medium companies and in private equities, Mooly has expertise in optimizing the operations of any software company.
Mooly has 25+ years of experience in software transformations, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of the unique service that will facilitate and drive continuous improvements in your company's software craftsmanship year over year. He has built software centres of excellence for several very large scale corporates (100,000 employees and above) and have proven track record in helping teams at large deliver better software.
Mooly is from Israel and currently lives with his family in Cyprus.

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader?

I don't think of myself as a leader or a follower. I try to engage in every interaction with an open mind, listen, make sure the other side is heard and then contribute from my knowledge as much as I can. I'm not trying to make people follow my guidance or advice. I try to make sure they understand the pros and cons.

2. How did you become a leader? Can you please briefly tell the story?

I'm happy to taking ownership, responsibility and getting things done. As such, more and more roles and responsibilities were given to me. I joined a small start up as a junior developer many years ago, the team was small and was composed of 5 senior developers who were very smart but didn't like taking responsibility. In a few weeks I became team leader, which seemed to please everyone. 20 years later I was leading 4,000 engineers as a COO and it seemed to flow naturally.

3. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

I wake up early, drink some coffee (no sugar), take the kids to school and go do my daily sport activity, some days it is swimming, some running, some gym. I do that for an hour. then I head off to work and work without break until early afternoon. I catch up on my emails late at evenings. I try to avoid meetings as much as possible as I believe they are a waste of time. I read a lot and communicate with others via documents

4. What's a recent leadership lesson you've learned for the first time or been reminded of?

Recently, I had the opportunity to work as head of software transformation in a large corporate. Due to COVID, I worked there remotely and as a contractor. I found out that when you take the politics out of the daily job it becomes very refreshing to get things done. When you can say/do what you think it right regardless of whether you will or will not be promoted, you suddenly realize many of your past years were spent with a slightly off focus

5. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Atlas Shrugged. I won't begin to describe it but if anyone gets a chance to read her books, you will become a better person...

6. If you could only give one piece of advice to a young leader, what would you say to them?

Listen to your team. When you speak, you've lost. You know what you want to say so saying it is a waste of time. If you listen, you learn new stuff. Listen to your team and get things done (even a few) every day

7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader, so far?

It makes you a better leader if you get fired from time to time :-) I was fired at least 3 times and you learn more from failures than you learn from successes

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