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SimpleLeadership specifically focuses on improving the craft of software engineering leadership. As a VP of Engineering & CTO I am acutely aware of the lack of good resources available for new and existing software engineering managers. SimpleLeadership is designed for both new and experienced software & technology managers who want to build high-performing teams, better motivate & mentor their employees, reduce attrition and advance their career. It is for people who want to go beyond just being a manager and become a true leader. In this interview based show I ask each guest to share their journey from individual contributor to software engineering manager and provide any guidance on the transition. The SimpleLeadership Podcast will present real and actionable stories from people who have navigated their way from being an individual contributor into a software engineering manager. We will also hear from experts on specifics of team dynamics, motivation, feedback, leadership and many more aspects of being a successful engineering manager.
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Now displaying: March, 2018
Mar 26, 2018

Four Engineering Managers from Facebook, Kabam, Clever, and Medium shared their tips on becoming a great Engineering Leader during the Plato event hosted on May 15, 2017 in San Francisco.

This event was sponsored by Plato.  Plato matches tech managers to highly experienced engineering leaders to help resolve their challenging management situations. Find out more and sign-up to me mentored at platohq.com.

Show Notes:

Plato

YouTube Video of the event

Medium Article based on the panel discussion

Mar 19, 2018

Jean-Denis Greze is Head of Engineering at Plaid, the technology company giving developers access to the financial system and the tools to build many of the most influential applications and services of the modern financial era. Companies such as Venmo + Paypal, Coinbase, Robinhood, Acorns, Betterment, Clarity Money and hundreds more are built on Plaid - whose investors consist of Goldman Sachs, NEA, Citi Ventures, Spark Capital, American Express, and Google Ventures.  

Prior to joining Plaid, Jean-Denis was Director of Engineering at Dropbox, where he led the growth, identity, notifications, Paper and payments teams. Prior to Dropbox, Jean-Denis worked in fintech in New York and has CS degrees from Columbia as well as a JD from Harvard Law School. Outside of work, you’ll find him trail running, reading, or plotting his next vacation to Japan.

If you want to learn more about Plaid after this podcast, visit them at www.plaid.com and check out the open eng roles on their career page - where you can actually apply by API. You can also follow them on Twitter - their handle is @plaid, or give their awesome recruiting team a shout at recruiting@plaid.com.

On today's episode we discuss software engineering values and how to enable engineers to be successful at your company and beyond.

Social Media

Mar 12, 2018
Ian Miell is a software industry veteran who has written, maintained, managed and architected some of the world's busiest systems. He works in financial services now, and also speaks, writes, teaches, and consults on various subjects, the common theme being how change can be managed within complex organisations and the raw technology that can enable that.
 
On today' s show Ian discusses the steps he took to change a team's culture that he inherited.
 
Contact Information:
https://zwischenzugs.com/
 
https://twitter.com/ianmiell
 
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ian-miell-694496/
 
https://ian.meirionconsulting.com/
 
https://leanpub.com/u/meirionconsulting
 
Show Notes:
 
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity
 
The Checklist Manifesto
 
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Mar 5, 2018

In this episode we discuss having hard conversations, overcoming fear to grow as a technology leader and humanizing the interviewing process.

Emily Leathers helps leaders, teams, and communities achieve big goals that make a difference. She’s lucky enough to hold two dream jobs at the same time: as a Director of Engineering at a small startup called Brigade, where she builds web and native apps to help voters make our elected representatives actually work for us, and as an engineering leadership coach and consultant, where she helps engineering leaders at all levels develop the skills, self-awareness, and vision they need to build high-performing, thriving teams.

Contact Info:

Website / blog: >greatenough.me

Twitter: @eleather

Show Notes:

Manager Tools Podcast

Coaching for Leaders Podcast

The Look and Sound of Leadership Podcast

Thanks for the Feedback: The Science and Art of Receiving Feedback Well

The Coaching Habit: Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way You Lead Forever

The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People's Lives Better, Too)

Engineering Leadership Slack

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