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Cleverness

Especially when teams have waited too long to redo certain parts of their technology, they are way more prone to overshoot and over-engineer the new solution. That's t...

Highly Profitable R&D

How can you create a product-engineering organization that's profitable? Where growth is aligned with business needs; where engineers don't do tech for tech's sake; wh...

Parallel Realities

How is your team branching out daily, just like in code, and how might you suffer from merge conflicts? Let's peel back the layers of how our individual perceptions sh...

Theory

When you first consider it, you might not realize what "theory" has to do with leading product engineering. However, there is quite a bit you can and should be aware o...

Non Linearity

Some teams punch above their weight. You can see that many organizations are still suffering from too much bloat, and defocused work. This week's episode shares more i...

Mousetraps

Sometimes, what might seem initially like a needle-in-a-haystack problem is a lot simpler. And when you realize that, you can leverage it so your efforts are more effe...

Squeaky Wheels

Stop focusing your attention on those who are problematic. Handle those situations quickly and move on. Your focus should be on your top performers. Squeaky wheels, no...

Insanity

Are you going to let another year pass by more or less the same? Are you prone to what Albert Einstein described as "insanity"? Life's too short for that. Listen to th...

Repetitive Strain Injury

I'm sure you've got some big goals, plans, and hopes for 2024. However, you're not likely to reach them by just promising yourself you'll work harder this time. Repeat...

Board Games

Every executive needs to know how to talk to the company's board and handle it effectively. Don't appease it, don't be subservient, and don't surprise it. In this week...

Wandering

Being a tech executive means that things sometimes change. You might be unsure about where you're headed to provide more impact. However, as Tolkien has taught us geek...

Non-Linear Growth

Someone quit? A long vacation? A friggin' war? Learn how to embrace disruptions, create shorter and more focused roadmaps, and empower your team to thrive in times of ...

Bad Decisions

Did you make a mistake recently? To err is human, and to futilely try and avoid all possible mistakes is being an engineer. Executives with a tech background seem more...

Friends

Freddy Mercury famously sang that friends will be friends. That's right. But they shouldn't be your employees. Check out this week's episode for unpopular opinions abo...

Leadership Procrastination

You're constantly busy. I mean, you're overwhelmed! No one can blame you for procrastination… or can they? This week's podcast is about the leadership equivalent of cl...

Winning

What good is amazing innovation and creativity if it doesn't align with a clear path toward winning? What does aiming for a win mean for tech executives? Another quick...

Waste

In life, shit happens. Just in the past three years, we've been through COVID-19, saw the startup economy almost grind to a halt, and now there's war here in Israel. G...

Cowardice

Leaders cannot be cowards. I don't care if you think you're prioritizing your efforts or being politically correct. And, of course, it's related to the war. This week'...

Structure

Even at times of confusion and stress—perhaps even more so—it is important to create your organization's structure intentionally and thoughtfully. This week's short ep...

Resilience

This week's shorter-than-usual episode is about resilience. This is based on what I've been talking about with my clients here in Israel: How to create teams that are ...

Stupid Inputs

A short episode due to circumstances with a quick lesson about communicating and collaborating with stakeholders.Grab a copy of my books, Capitalizing Your Technology ...

Evaluations

Let's delve into a critical yet often overlooked aspect of startup culture - evaluations. However, I'm not talking about the prevalent discussions surrounding startup ...

Experience Pressure Cookers

You can count on "years of experience" or you can create an environment where the theory of relativity acts in your favor and people grow faster. It's up to you. Let's...

Best Practices

Sometimes, the best thing you can do for your team is to disregard "best practices." I've yet to come across a practice that works in 100% of situations. You might be ...

Outgrowth

Your best people are often those who get the least attention. Thus, you're effectively directing them to outgrow the organization and bail on you. Instead, you can be ...

Low Season

Several times a year, if we're lucky, we have a "low season." Are you leveraging these to come out of them stronger and better, or are you squandering a precious oppor...

Sock Puppets

Ever noticed how some executives unintentionally turn their managers into "sock puppets," overriding their decisions and limiting their autonomy? In this episode, I de...

Backward Motivation

Ever felt like your team's motivation is in reverse? In this episode, I explore a counterintuitive concept of backward motivation. It's all about understanding the und...

Proxy Leadership

Are you guilty of using "proxy leadership" in your team? In this episode, we dive into a common but potentially damaging leadership practice that might be undermining ...

The One Problem

To be an effective leader, you have to choose where you are focusing your efforts. Instead of letting your days be decided by your calendar, happenstance, or merely fo...

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