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Coaching Before Radical Candor
12 May

Murali Bhogavalli, Group Product Manager, Data & Platforms at Tinder, recalls how his coaching looked like before he learned about the concept of radical candor.

Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Psychological Safety
PM
Murali Bhogavalli

Murali Bhogavalli

Group Product Manager at Tinder, Inc.

Moving from Data as a Product to Data as a Service
12 May

Murali Bhogavalli, Group Product Manager, Data & Platforms at Tinder, discusses how he managed to move from data as a product to data as a service as internal stakeholders kept coming with their solutions.

Data team
Product
PM
Murali Bhogavalli

Murali Bhogavalli

Group Product Manager at Tinder, Inc.

Don’t Go to a Vendor for a Solution
12 May

Murali Bhogavalli, Group Product Manager, Data & Platforms at Tinder, explains why one should go to a vendor with a problem and not to seek a solution.

Product
Stakeholders
PM
Murali Bhogavalli

Murali Bhogavalli

Group Product Manager at Tinder, Inc.

The Critical Role of Conflict Resolution in Teams
12 May

Julian Jones, Product Manager at Nike, shares how diligently he handled a conflict between two insistent teams and came to an agreement.

Conflict solving
Internal Communication
Collaboration
PM
Julian Jones

Julian Jones

Product Manager at Nike

The Key to Horizontal Leadership Roles Across Product Teams
12 May

Julian Jones, Product Manager at Nike, discusses how he influenced the top authority and took a horizontal leadership role when that role across product teams was not defined.

Product
Managing Expectations
PM
Julian Jones

Julian Jones

Product Manager at Nike

How to Keep Team Morale High During Difficult Times
12 May

Julian Jones, Product Manager at Nike, shares how he dealt with a rigid development process and worked on improving the team morale.

Motivation
Agile / Scrum
PM
Julian Jones

Julian Jones

Product Manager at Nike

Coaching Juniors With No CS Degree
11 May

Gregory Witek, Engineering Manager at EclecticIQ, shares how he approaches coaching juniors who are boot camp graduates and how that differs from coaching juniors with a CS background.

Juniors
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
EM
Gregory Witek

Gregory Witek

Engineering Manager at EclecticIQ

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How to Make an Offshore Team Feel Included
11 May

Gregory Witek, Engineering Manager at EclecticIQ, tells of his efforts to make an offshore team based in the Philippines feel included by building remote-first culture spanning the whole organization.

Building a Team
Remote
Company Culture
EM
Gregory Witek

Gregory Witek

Engineering Manager at EclecticIQ

Drawing the Line Between the Roles of a CTO and an EM
11 May

Gregory Witek, Engineering Manager at EclecticIQ, speaks of his experience of being the first EM in an early phase startup and his attempts to draw the line between the responsibilities of a CTO and an EM.

New Manager
Leadership
Career Path
EM
Gregory Witek

Gregory Witek

Engineering Manager at EclecticIQ

How to Handle Different Goal-Setting Systems
11 May

Alex Khadiwala, Head of Engineering at InsurGrid, discusses the importance of choosing the goal-setting system one can commit to and how managers can approach that versatility of systems.

OKR
Productivity
EM
Alex Khadiwala

Alex Khadiwala

Head of Engineering at InsurGrid

Nurturing the Well-Being of Isolated Employees Working Remotely
11 May

Jimmy DePetro, Director of Engineering at Wag!, knows that setting up his reports for success means taking an interest in their emotional state, both on the clock and after hours.

Remote
Health / Stress / Burn-Out
EM
Jimmy DePetro

Jimmy DePetro

Director of Engineering at Wag Labs

Choosing Candidates Who Share Your Company Culture
11 May

Jimmy DePetro, Director of Engineering at Wag!, teaches us how to spot a potential hire that will mesh harmoniously with the rest of the team and the company culture that you all share.

Company Culture
EM
Jimmy DePetro

Jimmy DePetro

Director of Engineering at Wag Labs

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