17 posts tagged with "leadership"


Career Growth Switchbacks

May 28, 2024
Navigating your career progression is tricky. Viewing your path as a series of skill development switchbacks can help bring some clarity

One Key to Better Software: Improving the Developer Experience

December 19, 2023
All the software design in the world doesn't matter if devs can't easily and safely contribute code.

Show Don't Tell

November 07, 2023
A better way to gain buy-in and effect change.

Micro-habits of Great Engineers

October 09, 2023
Habits are a key part of building our identity and making it easy to do the right thing. These are some habits from great engineers that do just that.

What's the Point of Blameless Postmortems?

May 08, 2023
The way we respond to incidents says a lot about our culture. Are are we learning from our mistakes and accidents or creating a culture of fear?

Accomplishing Through Others

February 28, 2023
Accomplishing goals through others is an important aspect when moving from a invidiviual contributor to a leader (as a manager, director, or Staff+ role, etc.) But how do you do so? Here are four ways I've been finding success in my own career.

The Problem With Feedback - It's Hard to Listen To

December 05, 2022
Feedback is something we all deal with in the workplace. And we are told to embrace it to learn and grow. But let's be honest - it's hard to listen to.

Be Willing to Change Your Mind

November 19, 2022
Changing your mind isn't neccesarily bad thing. Nor is it a sign of weakness. It might even be a sign of strength.

Stay Close to the Code

July 18, 2022
As we grow in our careers, we can't get too far away from the code. At least, not too quickly.

Surviving Opinion Whiplash

May 27, 2022
Everyone has an opinion about how to do anything in the software industry. This is how you can survive the whiplash of running in one direction and then be told to run the opposite direction

The Technical Debt Snowball

April 14, 2022
Paying down debt via small wins can create a huge impact.

Some Thoughts on Thought Leadership

March 14, 2022
Let's listen in, but still think critically.

The Importance of Vision as a Developer

February 17, 2022
How to set a direction and build motivation as a software leader.

My Top Takeaways from Team Topologies

December 13, 2021
The most important things I learned from the popular book and how I'm trying to apply them.

Let's Talk About Trust

August 10, 2021
Trust is really important, but often illusive. How do we build it on our teams to help oursleves build great software?

On Sustainable Software Development

July 11, 2020
β€œHero” programming only lasts so long.