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Leading Through Uncertainty

Leading Through Uncertainty

with David Silverman


David Silverman shares how to prioritize effectively, regain productivity, compartmentalize pain, and accelerate your rate of learning to succeed through a crisis. You’ll also hear how to apply his lessons to real case studies shared by engineering leaders from our community.
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On this show, we uncover stories and examples of great leadership in software engineering, explore the experiences of industry leaders, as well as share actionable insights from leadership and management thought experts artful and skilled in the application of leadership.
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Managing Remotely: How to Give Critical Feedback Effectively

with Jonathan Raymond

How do you have an effective performance conversation during a pandemic? Jonathan introduces us to a super-easy to use and effective framework to provide critical feedback. You’ll learn how to apply the framework using real community challenges and tease out the actual language you can directly use to initiate those conversations.
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Speed & Creativity in Recruiting

With Farhan Thawar, VP Engineering @ Shopify

Farhan Thawar shares the hiring framework he’s built where 15-minute interviews result in both faster placements AND better fits. You’ll hear how to find talent in non-traditional ways, what happens when you leverage creativity, and how speed in hiring is a massive competitive advantage.
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Episode 12: Leading Through Uncertainty

with David Silverman

David Silverman shares how to prioritize effectively, regain productivity, compartmentalize pain, and accelerate your rate of learning to succeed through a crisis. You’ll also hear how to apply his lessons to real case studies shared by engineering leaders from our community.
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Episode 11: Managing Remotely: How to Give Critical Feedback Effectively

with Jonathan Raymond

How do you have an effective performance conversation during a pandemic? Jonathan introduces us to a super-easy to use and effective framework to provide critical feedback. You’ll learn how to apply the framework using real community challenges and tease out the actual language you can directly use to initiate those conversations.
May 14, 2020

Episode 10: Speed & Creativity in Recruiting

With Farhan Thawar, VP Engineering @ Shopify

Farhan Thawar shares the hiring framework he’s built where 15-minute interviews result in both faster placements AND better fits. You’ll hear how to find talent in non-traditional ways, what happens when you leverage creativity, and how speed in hiring is a massive competitive advantage.
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Episode 9: Technology, Leadership, & Opportunity

With Max Levchin, former CTO @ PayPal & Ben Jun, CEO @ HVF Labs

Max Levchin shares lessons and stories that have been critical to his development as an engineering leader. He shares stories from the early PayPal days and foundational insights for leading Affirm as a mission-driven, values-based company. He also shares essential principles for building and hiring, and how the hardest problems are almost never about code.
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Episode 8: The Role of Engineering Leaders in Recruiting

With Aditya Agarwal former CTO @ Dropbox & Dan Portillo Talent Partner @ Greylock

What should be the role of engineering leaders in recruiting? What levers do they have at their disposal? In this fireside chat, you'll hear the perspectives of two recruiting heavy-hitters, Aditya Agarwal & Dan Portillo, on how engineering leaders can optimize for successful hiring outcomes.
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Episode 7: Zooming Out From Engineering

featuring Alyssa Henry, Head of Seller & Developer Business Units @ Square & Chanda Dharap, VP of Engineering @ NodeSource

Alyssa and Chanda share stories and mental frameworks about how to strategically think about and accelerate your career journey. You’ll hear examples of how to navigate between large and small companies, how to level the playing field by strategically leveraging emerging tech fields, intentionally harnessing skip-level managers, and establishing a growth mindset.
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Episode 6: How to Tackle (Organizational) Debt

With Jonathan Raymond, Founder & CEO @ Refound

While you don't jump out of bed excited about it, you know how powerful it is for morale when you make the choice to tackle technical debt. Learn a framework for how to do the same thing with organizational debt, and unlock untapped energy, creativity and connection on your team in the process.
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Episode 5: Leadership Principles for Remote Teams (and All)

with Jason Warner, CTO @ Github

Jason Warner shares management principles fundamental to how he leads remote engineering teams. He shares how to scale leadership by applying the right tools and frameworks for effective communication. Jason also tells us the structures and strategies he applies to build & maintain trust throughout an organization.
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Episode 4: The Meaning Revolution

With Fred Kofman Advisor, Leadership Development @ Google

The hardest business problem has a soft solution. Scientists and engineers display a (well-deserved) skepticism toward touchy-feely ideas such as leadership. Fred shows there's a very technical way to understand why most organizations, from couples to multinational corporations, die a premature death... and what can be done to extend their lifespan.
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Episode 3: Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies

With Reid Hoffman Co-Founder of LinkedIn, Partner @ Greylock & Sarah Guo, General Partner @ Greylock Partners

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