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Musings and thoughts on Engineering Leadership

26-Feb-2024

Breaking Down Barriers: How Field Trips to Different Team Offsites Spark Cross-Team Collaboration

Explore how field trips to different teams' offsites can serve as a powerful tool for fostering inter-departmental understanding, collaboration, and the sharing of diverse insights within a company. read more

04-Feb-2024

Finding Your Creative Spaces: Unleashing Innovation and Strategic Leadership

Delving into finding creative spaces and changing work methods, moving beyond traditional desks to places like cozy corners, coffee shops, and coworking spaces, and adopting strategies like brainstorming and mind mapping to enhance creativity and strategic thinking. read more

11-Jan-2024

Leadership Insights: Crafting Meaningful 1:1s

Explore key strategies for conducting effective 1:1 meetings fostering stronger connections and driving organizational success. read more

04-Jan-2024

The Offsite Misconception: Why They're Not Perks, But Business Essentials

Debunking the myth of offsites as perks, highlighting their crucial role in fostering productive, cohesive business environments. read more

24-Nov-2023

Transforming Meh to Memorable: Secrets of Successful Offsite Planning

Exploring the journey from organizing average offsites to creating gatherings that truly resonate with teams and how our best laid plans often get diverted for other priorities. read more

11-Oct-2023

Leading Through Pain

Highlighting the profound impact of simple gestures during horrific times and ways to take care of others AND yourself read more

19-Sept-2023

Focus Advising Sessions: Delve into Your Leadership Challenges

Sign up today to dive deep into targeted leadership topics, from hiring to offsites to team health, with our upcoming Focus Advising sessions – your catalyst for transformative insights and actionable strategies. read more

13-Sept-2023

Workshop Announcement: Crafting Purposeful Offsites: From Goals to Actionable Outcomes

Register for this workshop today to jumpstart your Engineering, Product, and Design offsite planning with purpose and clarity. read more

11-Sept-2023

The September Mindset: Paving the Way for End-of-Year Success

Dive into the essence of September as a pivotal month for self-reflection and transition. Learn how both personal and professional journeys intertwine, and grasp key questions to guide your end-of-year strategies. read more

10-Aug-2023

Beyond the Spreadsheet: Why Cancelling Team Offsites is a Hidden Cost You Can't Afford

Discover why team offsites are more than just a line in the budget – they're an investment in connection, creativity, and collaboration – and why cancelling them may lead to unseen long-term costs. read more

2-Aug-2023

Leading through Reorgs

Reorgs can be challenging. Here are some tips for navigating them effectively read more

17-Jul-2023

Nurturing Connections in Casual Gatherings

Learn how to turn casual team offsites into transformative, memorable experiences that foster deep connections and heighten productivity without compromising the relaxed vibe. read more

26-Jun-2023

Beating the Heat of Summer PTO: An Engineering Leader's Guide to Staying Cool

Discover effective ways to manage your team during vacation season, ensuring smooth transitions, maintained efficiency, and care for the well-being of your teammates. read more

02-Jun-2023

Shaping High-Impact Tech Teams: The Critical Art of Puzzle-Piece Placement

Uncover practical strategies for assembling effective tech teams, focusing on understanding individual strengths, identifying team needs, and crafting insightful interview questions. read more

16-May-2023

The Art of Retrospectives: Lessons from Netflix's Jewish Matchmaking on Boosting Team Performance

Explore the concept of retrospectives, their critical role for teams, and how an unexpected source - Netflix's Jewish Matchmaking - offers valuable insights for applying this powerful tool in your professional life. read more

03-May-2023

The Painter's Tape of Leadership: Mastering Versatility for Effective Management

Discover the importance of versatility in leadership, and learn how embracing this skill can enhance your ability to adapt, communicate, and succeed in diverse situations. read more

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