Soft Skills Are The Hard PartNovember 8th 2022
When I hear the term "soft skills" I generally get a bit triggered. Many times these skills are ignored, dismissed, or even mocked, especially in software and engineering circles. Not only do I consider them harder, but more important than the so-called "hard skills".
What Dad Does NowJuly 20th 2022
Explaining what it feels like to be engineering manager to a six year old, and I think to myself. It involves many unglamorous and difficult things that need to be done no matter what and no matter when.
A Thousand Feet BackApril 20th 2022
It can be helpful to give your team a performance review every few months. If you put the effort in, you will see just how quickly all things on your team move in a positive direction.
On RepetitionFebruary 17th 2022
Repeating things a lot was not something I expected to be a thing as a manager.
Management Owns BurnoutOctober 14th 2021
If the team you manage is spinning out of control due to burnout, it is your fault. What do we do now?
Gentle OnboardingSeptember 23rd 2021
A few things I like to do for new team members.
Making Technical Interviews RealAugust 12th 2021
Some small rules to make your technical interviews stand out and be enjoyed by everyone involved.