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Four Common Challenges of a First-Time Manager
9 April

Leo Torres, Engineering Manager at Carta, outlines four common challenges he encountered as a first-time manager.

New Manager
EM
Leo Torres

Leo Torres

Engineering Manager at Carta

One-On-Ones Through a Cultural Lens
9 April

Leo Torres, Engineering Manager at Carta, details how his one-on-ones experience, following his arrival to the US, was a watershed moment for his understanding of career growth.

Personal growth
Career Path
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Leo Torres

Leo Torres

Engineering Manager at Carta

Acting Quickly To Resolve an Incident
9 April

Leo Torres, Engineering Manager at Carta, speaks of his prompt response to a recent incident and how acting quickly allowed him to make a customer happy.

Team processes
Collaboration
Leadership
EM
Leo Torres

Leo Torres

Engineering Manager at Carta

Securing Support For a Revamped App
9 April

Akhil Sharma, Senior Product Manager at Expedia, shares how he managed to secure support from internal stakeholders for an app that needed to be revamped.

Product
Managing Expectations
Stakeholders
PM
Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma

Senior Product Manager at Expedia

The Critical Role of User Research
9 April

Akhil Sharma, Senior Product Manager at Expedia, speaks of the importance user research has for building a successful product.

Users Feedback
Product
PM
Akhil Sharma

Akhil Sharma

Senior Product Manager at Expedia

Cultural Meanders of Communication
9 April

Boris Ruiz, VP of Engineering at HealthCare.com, dissects four main challenges that made communication among his diverse teammates difficult.

Company Culture
Internal Communication
Cultural differences
EM
Boris Ruiz

Boris Ruiz

VP of Engineering at HealthCare.com

When Your Manager Leaves
6 April

Thomas Lamirault, Engineering Manager at BlaBlaCar, speaks of his efforts to adapt to the challenging situation of being left on his own after his manager left the company.

Personal growth
EM
Thomas Lamirault

Thomas Lamirault

Engineering Manager at Ubisoft

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Transitioning From a Large Company to a Startup
6 April

Thomas Lamirault, Engineering Manager at BlaBlaCar, recalls his own transition from a large company to a small startup while emphasizing key challenges he encountered.

Changing company
EM
Thomas Lamirault

Thomas Lamirault

Engineering Manager at Ubisoft

Building a New Domain Team
6 April

Thomas Lamirault, Engineering Manager at BlaBlaCar, shares how he built a brand new team by transforming an existing component-based team into a domain-based one.

Building a Team
EM
Thomas Lamirault

Thomas Lamirault

Engineering Manager at Ubisoft

Strategic Thinking for Engineers
6 April

Shraddha Ladda, Tech Lead, emphasizes the importance of strategic thinking for engineers and how zooming out of one’s role and taking a holistic look on things is critical.

Leadership
Impact
Strategy
EM
Shraddha Ladda

Shraddha Ladda

Senior Engineer / Tech Lead at Netflix

Conscious Career Growth
6 April

Shraddha Ladda, Tech Lead, speaks of forging her career path that she considers - not so much as a liner ladder to climb - but as a jungle gym.

Personal growth
Career Path
EM
Shraddha Ladda

Shraddha Ladda

Senior Engineer / Tech Lead at Netflix

How I Succeed at Convincing… Everyone
2 April

Irina Stanescu, ex-Tech Lead at Google and Uber, describes how she convinced her PM and a partner team to change the course of an already designed & architected project by means of compelling arguments.

Convincing
EM
Irina Stanescu

Irina Stanescu

Tech Lead at Ex-Google Ex-Uber

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