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So You Want To Build a Keyboard
My journey begins with me already owning two keyboards, one for work and one for home. I was by all means already pushing the boundaries of minimalism. But then I saw The WhiteFox and I knew I simply had to have it in my life. And the only way I could justify getting a third keyboard (and get the...
Increasing Your Happiness in Meetings
Engineers moving into leadership sometimes have a hard time navigating the increased demands for meetings. And when meetings waste your time, or go off the rails, it hurts your team’s productivity and even affect their ability to work together. How can you make meetings better? In her talk, “Three Ways to Grow Your Happiness in Meetings,” Marcy Swenson offers great strategies for making meetings vital and worthwhile.
Humans are inconsistent and unpredictable by nature. This can come in the form of conflicting requests from upper management or from engineers who want to change teams only to want to quickly change again. Our job as leaders is to accept that fact and deal with the consequences.
What Do 1-on-1s Really Mean?
“If someone tells you that you are an irritating boss, that is a huge gift they are giving you…”
As a leader, you have the responsibility to develop individuals on your team. One of the ways to move an employee forward is to gain insight on their thoughts about their place on the team. But how do you gain this insight?