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Many amazing resources are collected in the following lists, many of which are not widely known. Every engineering manager, director, CTO, etc., should have a look. Below are the nine most popular and interesting that I found searching on Github. I was completely blown away. It’s like finding hidden treasure.
A strong engineering manager resume is one of the essential components in a successful job search. Having difficulties crafting or enhancing your resume or CV for a position as an engineering manager? Try this quick guide with helpful tips and things to remember to do!
What are some of the biggest challenges that people encounter in managing up? How should people speak to their manager? How to use influence. What is assertive communication? And how to ask for what you want. Plus important advice for those raised not to disagree with authority. You will leave with resources to develop the skill of managing up.
Introverted? Make this your superpower by learning how to be an introverted leader! I spoke to Wen Hsu, a coach who specializes in working with first- and second-generation female leaders. The benefits and drawbacks of being a first or second-generation immigrant are explored. We cover why imposter syndrome can be a good thing! We also talk about double standards for women in tech, how to keep women in the field, and how to help them succeed as engineering leaders.
Next week at DrivenCon, I’ll help you crack the Engineering Manager interview. I will live-stream a mock EM interview. Then I’ll explain why I asked certain questions and evaluate the answers. Sign up for a free ticket. https://drivencon.io/#schedule #interviewtips
Learn to be a great engineering leader. This week I speak with Anand Safi, Director of Engineering at Mark43, Advisory Board Member, Mentor & Coach. We talk about what is important to look for in hiring, the importance of having a routine and themes for the day, strategy, ruthless prioritization, focussing on people’s strengths, and more.
Learn to be a great engineering leader. This week I speak with Madhu Vohra Director of Engineering at VMWare. We talk about the ability to manage work, life, kids all of that, given that our lives and work have blended so well, the necessity of inclusive job descriptions in hiring, the importance of hiring, focusing on your strengths, relinquishing control, and more!
This list aims to compile games and activities that can be easily played with remote or hybrid teams over Zoom calls without much setup required for team casual chats. Feel free to suggest in the comments if you find more! Credit for the initial version of this list goes to Beatrix Jones.
Learn to be a great engineering leader. This week I speak with Swapna Savant Director of Engineering at Headspace Health and founder of adaptUp. We talk about presenting to executives, the necessity of inclusive job descriptions in hiring, self-awareness, setting realistic goals rather than aiming for the stars, plus networking ideas, and more!
Teach the Geek to Speak’s Neil Thompson discusses improving presentations this week. We cover: What are engineers’ biggest public speaking challenges? How should presenters prepare? What’s the difference between non-technical and technical audiences? Does the rise of WFH affect how to do presentations over Zoom vs. face-to-face best? And more!