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Building an Exponential High-Performing Team
2 August

Peter Fedorocko, Director of Engineering at Workday, explains how to build a technically robust team with limited resources -- an exponential high-performing team.

Building a Team
EM
Peter Fedoročko

Peter Fedoročko

Director of Engineering at Workday

Handing the Team Over To a New Manager
2 August

Peter Fedorocko, Director of Engineering at Workday, explains how to hand over the team to a new manager and successfully approach each phase of the process.

Delegate
Large Number of Reports
EM
Peter Fedoročko

Peter Fedoročko

Director of Engineering at Workday

Skip-Level One-On-Ones: Skip Them of Keep Them?
2 August

Peter Fedorocko, Director of Engineering at Workday, discusses if a manager should keep his skip-level one-on-ones and describes how he introduced the Open Doors instead.

Large Number of Reports
Leadership
Micromanagement
Internal Communication
EM
Peter Fedoročko

Peter Fedoročko

Director of Engineering at Workday

Growing Engineering Organization: One Step At a Time
2 August

Peter Fedorocko, Director of Engineering at Workday, recalls his early efforts to build a large, multilevel engineering organization in a short period of time -- one step at a time.

Scaling Team
Building a Team
Large Number of Reports
Leadership
Delegate
Hiring
EM
Peter Fedoročko

Peter Fedoročko

Director of Engineering at Workday

The Power of Documentation Seen Through the Lens of a Manager
2 August

Lloyd Holman, Head of Engineering at By Miles, explains why documentation is essential for any company to achieve excellence, particularly underlining its importance in onboarding new engineers.

Onboarding
Internal Communication
Collaboration
EM
Lloyd Holman

Lloyd Holman

Head Of Engineering at By Miles

Managing an Engineer’s Career Development in a Fast-Paced Environment
2 August

Lloyd Holman, Head of Engineering at By Miles, shares some tips on how to manage an engineer’s career development as he highlights the importance of an individualized approach.

Career Path
High Performers
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Lloyd Holman

Lloyd Holman

Head Of Engineering at By Miles

Ramping-Up a New Person
2 August

Shelly Bezanson, Director of Release at Thoughtexchange, shares her checklist of ramp-up activities that should help with the successful and seamless onboarding of a new person.

Onboarding
EM
Shelly Bezanson

Shelly Bezanson

Director of Release at Thoughtexchange

Delivering Negative Feedback Effectively
2 August

Shelly Bezanson, Director of Release at Thoughtexchange, explains how she would approach an uncomfortable situation and effectively deliver negative feedback.

Feedback
EM
Shelly Bezanson

Shelly Bezanson

Director of Release at Thoughtexchange

A New Promotion Guidelines: A Road To Fairness
31 July

Shailvi Wakhlu, Head of Analytics at Komodo Health, shares how she came up with a new promotion process that included more transparency and ensured fairness to their employees.

Handling Promotion
Salary / Work Conditions
EM
Shailvi Wakhlu

Shailvi Wakhlu

Head of Analytics at Komodo Health

Transitioning From an IC To a Manager: A Hybrid Role Perspective
31 July

Shailvi Wakhlu, Head of Analytics at Komodo Health, describes how she transitioned to a manager while still keeping some of her IC responsibilities.

New Manager
EM
Shailvi Wakhlu

Shailvi Wakhlu

Head of Analytics at Komodo Health

Prioritizing Happiness vs. Pursuing Happiness
31 July

Shailvi Wakhlu, Head of Analytics at Komodo Health, explains why prioritizing happiness is all about rational choices and how her happiness framework helps her evaluate if some decision would bring her happiness or not.

Personal growth
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Shailvi Wakhlu

Shailvi Wakhlu

Head of Analytics at Komodo Health

Five Useful Tips for Emerging Leaders
30 July

Virendra Vase, who has had numerous Executive Engineering Leadership roles like CTO, COO, SVP at startups like Patreon, Life360 as well bigger companies like Salesforce, Yahoo and Experian,, shares five useful tips he wishes someone had given him as he was embarking on his career as an emerging leader in the business world.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Leadership
New Manager
Personal growth
EM
Virendra Vase

Virendra Vase

CTO/COO/SVP at Patreon, Life360, Salesforce, Yahoo

Managing Up: A Lesson in Clarifying the Expectations
30 July

Virendra Vase, who has had numerous Executive Engineering Leadership roles like CTO, COO, SVP at startups like Patreon, Life360 as well bigger companies like Salesforce, Yahoo and Experian, elaborates on how managing up is all about clarifying the expectations with your boss and ensuring that there is a mutual understanding what success looks like.

Managing Up
EM
Virendra Vase

Virendra Vase

CTO/COO/SVP at Patreon, Life360, Salesforce, Yahoo

Working Effectively In a Remote Environment
28 July

Pascal Rodriguez, Director of Engineering at Bestmile, shares how his company created a supportive environment for remote work by introducing a self-service and asynchronous mindset rules.

Remote
EM
Pascal Rodriguez

Pascal Rodriguez

Director of Engineering at Bestmile

Finding Time to Remove Tech Debt
28 July

Pascal Rodriguez, Director of Engineering at Bestmile, explains why taking care of tech debt is important and what it takes you away from.

Dev Processes
EM
Pascal Rodriguez

Pascal Rodriguez

Director of Engineering at Bestmile

How to Build an Effective Development Team From Scratch
28 July

Pascal Rodriguez, Director of Engineering at Bestmile, shares how he was inspired by an idea of a dream team when he was tasked to build an effective development team.

Building a Team
EM
Pascal Rodriguez

Pascal Rodriguez

Director of Engineering at Bestmile

Building an Efficient Data Science Team While Still Being Agile
28 July

Arun Krishnaswamy, Director of Data Science at Workday, describes how to build a data science team emphasizing the difference between software development lifecycle and data science methodology.

Agile / Scrum
Data team
EM
Arun Krishnaswamy

Arun Krishnaswamy

Director at Workday

How Do You Handle an Underperforming Employee
28 July

Arun Krishnaswamy, Director of Data Science at Workday, explains how he defines underperformance and how that affects his handling of underperforming employees.

Underperformance
Managing Expectations
EM
Arun Krishnaswamy

Arun Krishnaswamy

Director at Workday

How to Prevent a Single Point of Failure
28 July

Arun Krishnaswamy, Director of Data Science at Workday, elaborates on how he approached a single point of failure problem while sharing three key tips (or guardrails) on how to prevent it.

Different Skillsets
Legitimacy
Firing
Internal Communication
Ownership
EM
Arun Krishnaswamy

Arun Krishnaswamy

Director at Workday

Communicating and Maintaining Alignment Across Different Time Zones
28 July

Fraser Carlisle, Vice President and Global Head of Digital Product of iShares at BlackRock, explains how to achieve alignment across different time zones and by doing so bridge the gap between different markets, languages, and skill sets.

Remote
Cultural differences
PM
Fraser Carlisle

Fraser Carlisle

VP, Head of Digital Product, iShares at BlackRock

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