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Reaching Out to a Struggling Peer
21 June

Kushal Dalal, Director of Engineering at Suzy, took it upon himself to pull a new colleague out of a rut, acting as a culture buddy, welcoming his peer into the company officially.

Cultural differences
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Team Processes
EM
Kushal Dalal

Kushal Dalal

Director of Engineering at Suzy

Providing Career Guidance to Your Employees
21 June

Kushal Dalal, Director of Engineering at Suzy, uses his experience to direct his employees toward careers that showcase their talents fully.

Juniors
Coaching / Training / Mentorship
Career Path
EM
Kushal Dalal

Kushal Dalal

Director of Engineering at Suzy

Thinking Long-Term When Adopting New Technology
21 June

Kushal Dalal, Director of Engineering at Suzy, stresses the importance of being well-informed when collaborating with colleagues in a previous period of transition.

Dev Processes
Strategy
EM
Kushal Dalal

Kushal Dalal

Director of Engineering at Suzy

Self-Actualizing as a Woman in Tech
21 June

Sneha Singla, Senior Software Engineering Manager at Salesforce, knows how difficult turbulent times can be for one always looking for their next opportunity to advance.

Diversity
Impact
EM
Sneha Singla

Sneha Singla

Sr Software Engineering Manager at Salesforce

Becoming the Manager Who Makes a Difference
21 June

Sneha Singla, Senior Software Engineering Manager at Salesforce, takes a critical look at the most important responsibilities that come with leadership, none of which will be found in the job description.

Impact
New Manager
EM
Sneha Singla

Sneha Singla

Sr Software Engineering Manager at Salesforce

Changing the Tone of the Room as a New Manager
21 June

Sneha Singla, Senior Software Engineering Manager at Salesforce, helped her team break free of the negativity that plagued them, improving productivity and bringing everybody on board together in the process.

Feelings aside
Leadership
Conflict solving
EM
Sneha Singla

Sneha Singla

Sr Software Engineering Manager at Salesforce

Maximizing Positive Impact as a Company
21 June

Jean-Benoit Malzac, Lead Product Manager at Ava, believes that social impact is king when at the helm of an influential company.

Impact
Mission / Vision / Charter
PM
Jean-Benoit Malzac

Jean-Benoit Malzac

Lead Product Manager at Ava

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Following the Customer’s Lead
21 June

Jean-Benoit Malzac, Lead Product Manager at Ava, employs a system of categorization to prioritize his team’s efforts.

Feedback
Customers
PM
Jean-Benoit Malzac

Jean-Benoit Malzac

Lead Product Manager at Ava

Working With Different Styles of Communication
21 June

Jean-Benoit Malzac, Lead Product Manager at Ava, trusts his intuition when determining how best to communicate with a peer.

Cross-functional collaboration
Internal Communication
Feedback
PM
Jean-Benoit Malzac

Jean-Benoit Malzac

Lead Product Manager at Ava

Creating Your Own Lane in Order to Advance
21 June

Ryan Moser, Director of Engineering at thredUP, broke into management by devising an innovative solution using technology on the cutting edge.

Innovation / Experiment
EM
Ryan Moser

Ryan Moser

Director of Engineering at ThredUp

Writing a Manager’s User Manual
21 June

Xun Tang, Engineering Manager at Twitter, has written the playbook on what it means to be a successful member of her team.

Managing Expectations
Innovation / Experiment
Team Processes
EM
Xun Tang

Xun Tang

Engineering Manager at Twitter Inc.

Prioritizing Time as a Manager
21 June

Xun Tang, Engineering Manager at Twitter, found herself overwhelmed with the avalanche of responsibilities that come with being a manager.

Meetings
Productivity
EM
Xun Tang

Xun Tang

Engineering Manager at Twitter Inc.

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