Eng Managers

Managing Up: Improve Your Relationship with Your Manager

First Session: 

Hosted by Seth Falcon

VP of Engineering. Coach. Advisor. at Former VPE at Prisma, BlaBlaCar, Chef

  • As an EM you are responsible for building an effective team. Your growth opportunities and those for your team depend on how your engineering leadership sees the team and its work. You have a role to play in telling the team's story, setting expectations, raising issues, and being accountable for results.

  • In today's tech environment where many companies are reducing team sizes through layoffs, it's even more critical to help your engineering leadership see the value the team is providing. And ICs will be more likely to stay if they feel their manager is successful at communicating the team's accomplishments, risks, and failures.

  • We rightly focus new EMs on how to work with their teams: 1:1s, facilitation, dev process. We've spent relatively less time teaching EMs how to work across and "up" in the org.

Circle Description

This circle will focus on managing up for Engineering Managers. We’ll discuss what it means, why it matters, and specific techniques to help you increase your value to your VP or Director and help your team be recognized for their work.

Limited to 10 spots


Total Cost: $400

Pay with your L&D budget

Benefits of joining this Circle:

  • Engage in interactive learning with a limited group of peers ( limited to 10 spots)
  • Bring your own challenges and the Seth will be able to help in live
  • Lifetime access to all session material: slides, templates, recordings and additional resources


  • Less than 5 years of management experience
  • Willing and able to communicate in English
  • Basic understanding of workplace dynamics
  • Current Eng Manager

Cohort Includes:

Senior Engineering Manager at Rubrik


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