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

Published on Sep 7, 2022

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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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