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With great responsibility should come great power. Use it.

The Ultimate Tech Executive

I often am asked about what defines the best tech executives I work with.

Zooming on Impact

Are you engineers just spending their time in another Zoom, or are they providing impact?

Motivation

Motivation is the basis for successful force-multipliers.

Managers vs. Executives

Managers and executives, what's the difference really?

Company Generations

Each generation stands on the shoulders of the generation that came before it.

Cultivating Culture

A robust culture is one of the tenets for creating a world-class engineering team.

Comfort Zones

Comfort zones. They're comfy—but you shouldn't allow yourself or your team to get too comfy.

Floating Leaders

This week we’re talking about setting a direction for yourself and your team, along with a short self-assessment from my coaching toolkit.

Picking Fights

You can't create the perfect company, but you cannot give simply give up as well.

Deadlines

“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams.

Firmness of Opinions

How well done should your opinions be?

Triage

Stop being reactive and take control of your day.

Tech Advice

Where do you get your tech advice from?

Hiring First Time Positions

How should you go about that first time you're hiring for a new kind of position that you have no idea about?

Creating Strategic Alignment

Gaining strategic alignment throughout your team will allow you to leap forward.

Getting Rid of Heroes

How to get the heroes you deserve?

Remote Works

We've all been talking too much about remote work. Yet, it seems not enough of us grok the fact that remote works!

Change Buy-In

Don't fight windmills when you have a big change to push for.

Filling Product Vacuums

When your team is suffering from an engineering vacuum, they will eventually do their best to compensate for it. How can you make sure they do the right thing?

The Hybrid Organization

We are now transitioning to an even tougher situation that simply everyone working from home.

The Perfect Team

Let's discuss perfect teams and other legendary creatures.

Engineering Force Multipliers

Engineering force multipliers, at different levels in your organization, can provide you with a huge boost and propel your team forward. How do you cultivate them?

Managing Your Manager

Managing your employees is the easy part.

Managing Politics

In the game of politics, you either win or you die?

Failing Spectacularly

Failure is not an option… or is it?

Tough Conversations

Sometimes you need to have words with someone. Let's talk about that talk.

Remote Work

A Coronavirus special: a premier on bootstrapping your company's remote work.

Debugging Processes

You might be great at debugging code issues, but how good are you at debugging your team?

Feeding the Beast

When you start serving your team instead of it serving the business.

Engineering Guidance

It's your responsibility to help your colleagues in the business make informed decisions.

Helplessness

Are you teaching your people to become helpless?

Speed of Change

Is your organization learning and improving as fast as it could?

First Times

There's always a first time, how do you use it properly to grow?

Evidence

Before taking action, make sure it's backed by the right evidence.

Growing With Your Organization

As your organization grows, you have to grow as well.

Premature Organization

Are you creating an unbalanced organizational chart for no good reason?

Feedback Loops

Feedback loops: cultivation, measurement, and optimization.