Heemeng Foo

Heemeng Foo

Head of Quality Engineering at Rocket Lawyer

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  • Monday 12th Dec9:00 PM

Hi all, my name is Heemeng Foo. I run Quality Engineering here at RocketLawyer, a pre-IPO series C start-up. I spent almost 12 years at Yahoo and about 15 years as a people manager. I’m passionate about technology and growing teams and people. My first leadership experience was in high school as 2 i/c of a marching band where as a new leader I made a lot of mistakes. I love telling stories drawing from experiences in applied R&D, serving in the army back in Singapore and growing up in Asia and now living here in the US - always being involved in teams either being in one, leading and building them. Hope to hear more stories and share what I know helping new engineering leaders sidestep the pitfalls of leadership and to thrive.

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Taking care of your direct reports’ career growth.

6 December

An engineer on Heemeng’s team had been at the same level for a very long time. Heemeng decided to be proactive and rolled out a plan for his career growth.

Managing Up
Managing Expectations
Scaling Team
Career Path
Engineering
Keeping a team focused in a time of major changes in leadership

6 December

Facing significant leadership changes, Heemeng finds a way to fight low morale.

Managing Up
Personal Growth
Micromanagement
Productivity
Reorganization
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Engineering
How to deal with a strong performer facing some personal issues

6 December

Heemeng explains how he dealt with the drop in performance of one of his engineers, who was facing some personal issues.

Meetings
Productivity
Career Path
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
Performance
Engineering
What to focus on when taking over a team that has had five managers in two years.

6 December

Heemeng shares what he focused on when he took over a team of engineers that hadn’t had a stable manager for two years.

Personal Growth
Legitimacy
Meetings
Internal Communication
Reorganization
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
New Manager
Engineering
Finding the strengths and weaknesses of direct reports

22 March

Heemeng shares his tips on how to recognize the strengths and weaknesses of your direct reports when you take over a new team.

Handling Promotion
Micromanagement
Meetings
Reorganization
Career Path
New Manager
Engineering
Teaching leadership through influence

6 December

How do you present opportunities for team members who demonstrate leadership potential for them to exhibit and learn leadership through influence?

Handling Promotion
Leadership
Legitimacy
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
Engineering
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