Jun 29, 2022
22 min read
How to be an Introverted Leader. Tips for Women, First and Second Generation Managers
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.
Jun 22, 2022
1 min read
Cracking the Engineering Manager Interview￼
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Jun 20, 2022
29 min read
Engineering Management Lessons — Learn to be a great Engineering Leader with Anand Safi
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.
Jun 10, 2022
22 min read
Leadership Lessons — Madhu Vorha Director of Engineering
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!
May 29, 2022
5 min read
Looking for Ways to Team Build Remotely? This list of Games to Play with Remote or Hybrid Teams Can Help.
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.
May 29, 2022
20 min read
Leadership Lessons — Swapna Savant Director of Engineering
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!
May 21, 2022
19 min read
Improve Your Presentations with Neil Thompson from Teach the Geek to Speak
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!
May 20, 2022
24 min read
Engineering Leadership with Chintan Shah, VP Engineering at Collective & ex-Uber
Chintan Shan, VP of Engineering at Collective & ex-Uber joins me this week. We talk about the Jobs to be Done framework and great advice for sourcing candidates. In addition, he shares some key points for new managers and two good book recommendations for managers.
May 8, 2022
23 min read
Engineering Leadership with Guillermo Manzo, Senior Manager Expedia & US Marine
Guillermo Manzo, Senior Engineering Manager at Expedia, joins me this week. We hear how he went from the Marine Corps to a successful engineering leader. Guillermo offers leadership and delegation tips. We discuss hiring diversity. And we cover his approach to career advancement and leveling up his direct reports among other things.