Hello there 👋
My name is Rashid Al-Shobaki, and I am an Engineering Leader.
I was born and raised in Jordan 🇯🇴 and spent 27 years of my youth living there before I moved to Germany 🇩🇪 and lived in both Hamburg and Berlin.
I love watching and playing Football, Listening to Music, and Taking Notes 📝
I studied Software Engineering at the University of Petra in Amman, Jordan. Right after completing my bachelor's degree, I co-founded iaraby in 2010 with the vision to become one of the leading startups for mobile app development in the middle east.
In 2014 I started another journey as a software engineer at Souq.com, aka Amazon (ME), for two years before I got my bags and flew to Hamburg, Germany.
In Germany, I worked in startups at different stages, led software engineering teams at different levels, and reshaped my purpose from building code to building coders!
Recently I started helping other managers to build their teams and develop them to become high-performing teams.
Currently, I'm working as an Engineering Manager at Forto.
My Leadership Philosophy
Successful People are the core of Successful Businesses!
During my over 12 years of experience as an engineer or a manager, I have been blessed to work with very talented people; I have learned from them and extended that learning by searching the Internet for guidance, especially in my first years of navigating my new path as a manager.
Growing into a manager wasn't easy; every new manager must learn many new skills and undergo many changes! Keeping up learning and learning is the difference between an ordinary leader and a super leader!
I tried to keep up with the learning, and recently, I started sharing those learnings with fellow managers and leaders. I noticed those learnings, which I collected by taking notes from my favorite podcast, a youtube course I watched, or a book I read, are very helpful to them as well.
This inspired me to take my notes to the next level and make them available to the world! And that's how managernotes.com was born :) With the purpose to:
Help Early Leaders & Managers Navigate Their Way To Becoming Super Managers 🚀
Why at the beginning?
Because to build successful teams, you have to develop successful leaders! And the beginning of any leader determines their path to success.