In this interview with Rama Kulasekaran, Sr. Director of Engineering at Optum (UnitedHealth Group), we discuss what it takes to be a great engineering leader, psychological safety, the importance of networking, three book recommendations, and mentorship.
Presented at the IEEE Rising Stars Conference in Jan 2021. Topics covered: how to think about this, one-on-one meetings, how to ask for feedback, how to manage up, manage out, how to manage yourself, bonus tips, and Q&A.
In this interview, we cover best practices, common mistakes, share resources, and the engineering metrics to track for product engineering and DevOps teams to help you as an engineering leader!
In this interview with Jorge Salas, Application Development Manager at Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago, we discuss how to keep up with tech, an interview question to ask, approaching difficult conversations, and how learning improv can help you as an engineering leader.
In this interview with Mallika Rao, Software Engineering Manager at Twitter, we discuss challenges, the basics of managing well, hiring, coaching & mentoring new hires, and mountain climbing!
In this interview, with Tanaka Mutakwa, VP of Engineering at Names & Faces and organizer of Tech Leadership Meetup Cape Town, we discuss how to conduct culture interviews, the importance of check-ins (1:1s), plus many tips and lessons learned in transitioning to management.
In this interview, with Himanshu Gahlot, Director of Engineering, Lambda School, we discuss going from IC to engineering manager, surveying your team, coaching with the GROW model, plus many tips and lessons learned.
In this interview, with Ashok Ramaraj, Senior Engineering Manager at Sam’s Club (Walmart), we discuss going from IC to engineering manager, should I get an MBA, and many lessons learned.
In this interview & podcast, with Jossie Haines, Senior Director, Platform Engineering at Tile, we discuss diversity and inclusion, women in tech, going from IC to engineering manager, and time management.
In this interview (and podcast), with Trish Gray, Head of Business Growth at Pinterest, we discuss the 4D puzzle of management, Trish’s leadership goals, including a download to her leadership goals one-pager, plus techniques for coaching and mentoring your team. Trish has a huge passion for manager effectiveness, and we can all learn a lot from her.