Engineering Management Lessons, Things You Need to Know, Agata Grzybek Engineering Manager

In this video, Agata Grzybek, engineering manager at Netflix, shares some of her most important lessons about engineering management. This video is a must-watch if you’re thinking about becoming an engineering manager or are already in a leadership role. She covers many topics, including burnout, meditation, women in tech, coaching, productivity, non-violent communication (NVC), and more. She also shares her thoughts on engineering managers’ challenges and opportunities.

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  • 0:00 Introduction
  • 0:22 Your background and how you got into leadership?
  • 2:02 What are some of the biggest challenges you face as an engineering leader?
  • 3:08 What do you do to prevent burnout?
  • 4:50 A lesson you’ve learned along the way as an engineering leader.
  • 6:14 What is your approach to hiring?
  • 9:32 Do you have anything specific you might want to say regarding hiring women in tech?
  • 11:13 What advice would you have for managers who are just starting out or new managers?
  • 14:23 What’s your workday like, and how do you manage your time, emails, and calendar?
  • 19:04 Is there a personal habit you feel has contributed to your success as an engineering leader?
  • 22:10 If you could recommend some books to managers, what would they be and why?
  • 26:12 How do you approach the career development of your direct reports or people in your org?
  • 33:17 Where could people go if they wanted to connect with you later, maybe ask you questions, anything?


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