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The Value of Being Direct

The Value of Being Direct

with Eisar Lipkovitz


Eisar Lipkovitz shares the value of being direct as well as other insights on leadership. You’ll hear how to practice the art of direct communication, how to prepare for difficult conversations, and overcome the fear of being direct. Plus Eisar’s insights on where engineering leaders get stuck in their career and how to help them grow.
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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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Our objective is to expand your capacity for impact in your teams and companies as a software engineering leader through the artful, intentional, and skilled application of leadership in your career.
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Jul 02, 2020

Operating Under High Pressure

with Vidhya Srinivasan

Vidhya Srinivasan shares her framework for how she’s navigated her career and operated under high pressure. You’ll learn the practices she uses to deal with and diffuse pressure plus how to coach and create opportunities for engineering leaders to be more comfortable with failure and risk.
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Jun 18, 2020

Part 1 - Coaching, Delegation and Trust

with Darian Shimy

Darian Shimy shares the lessons he’s learned as a longtime sports coach and engineering leader. You’ll learn coaching techniques he’s applied in his engineering teams you can leverage to increase the value and productivity of your teams. Plus how to scale your leadership through effective delegation and how to create environments of trust, ownership and accountability.
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Episode 16: The Value of Being Direct

with Eisar Lipkovitz

Eisar Lipkovitz shares the value of being direct as well as other insights on leadership. You’ll hear how to practice the art of direct communication, how to prepare for difficult conversations, and overcome the fear of being direct. Plus Eisar’s insights on where engineering leaders get stuck in their career and how to help them grow.
Jul 09, 2020

Episode 15: Operating Under High Pressure

with Vidhya Srinivasan

Vidhya Srinivasan shares her framework for how she’s navigated her career and operated under high pressure. You’ll learn the practices she uses to deal with and diffuse pressure plus how to coach and create opportunities for engineering leaders to be more comfortable with failure and risk.
Jul 02, 2020

Episode 14: Part 2 - Coaching, Delegation and Trust

with Darian Shimy

Darian Shimy shares the lessons he’s learned as a longtime sports coach and engineering leader. You’ll learn coaching techniques he’s applied in his engineering teams you can leverage to increase the value and productivity of your teams. Plus how to scale your leadership through effective delegation and how to create environments of trust, ownership and accountability.
Jun 24, 2020

Episode 13: Part 1 - Coaching, Delegation and Trust

with Darian Shimy

Darian Shimy shares the lessons he’s learned as a longtime sports coach and engineering leader. You’ll learn coaching techniques he’s applied in his engineering teams you can leverage to increase the value and productivity of your teams. Plus how to scale your leadership through effective delegation and how to create environments of trust, ownership and accountability.
Jun 18, 2020

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.
May 22, 2020

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.
May 07, 2020

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.
Oct 14, 2019

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.
Oct 03, 2019

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.
Oct 03, 2019
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