The Tech Lead Coaching Podcast from Michael Rice

The Tech Lead Coaching Podcast from Michael Rice

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Being a tech lead, hands on engineering manager, or startup CTO is a huge challenge. My goal is to give you clarity, certainty, and confidence in the role. Let’s get started 🎧 ✅


86 - How are you in the tech lead role?
Mar 9 • 10 min
Hey Tech Leads, A pretty odd episode for you this morning tech leads. Super curious to know how you got in the role, what you’re going to when you boot up in the morning, and what you’re looking for. Wish you and I could have done this one 1:1 over…
85 - Tech leads: Track. Adjust. It’s tech leadership in motion!
Mar 6 • 10 min
Hey Tech Leads, We’re closing out a review of the fundamentals this week, tech leads. That is: the FOUR CORE! Today we’re closing out the week with one of my favorite, but least discussed, topics: tracking and adjusting. This is where it all comes…
84 - Great tech leads craft compelling visions and show up!
Mar 4 • 14 min
Hey Tech Leads, We’re sticking with the fundamentals this week, tech leads. That is: the FOUR CORE! This week we’re reviewing all four, and in today’s episode we’re diving into vision crafting and showing up/work ethic. Remember, these are raw, hot take…
83 - If you want to be a great tech lead, you’ll start with listening!
Mar 2 • 18 min
Hey Tech Leads, Coming up this week we’re going back to the fundamentals again. Doing great work means mastering—and practicing—the fundamentals. The Four Core starts with listening, and we explore it again today. Remember, these are raw, hot take style…
82 - Tech leadership moments: spot them; step into them! 💪
Feb 28 • 13 min
Hey Tech Leads, I actually think we may be breaking new leadership ground on this episode, tech leads! Today we’re talking about tech leadership moments, how to spot them, and how to step into them. Give it a listen! For the better, more refined content,…
81 - How’s your work ethic, tech leads? 🤔
Feb 26 • 11 min
Hey Tech Leads, It’s Wednesday. We’re 1/2 way there! We’re also still getting back into our grind. Speaking of grind, I want to share this idea with you that, as you move into the tech lead role, you work ethic starts to take on a much bigger role in your…
80 - We’re back. Let’s talk about consistency tech leads!
Feb 24 • 13 min
Took a few months off there, but now we’re back. We’ll talk about being consistent in your tech leadership (and the podcast). SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:45 - While I was away…. 3:47 - CONSISTENCY 9:04 - Some thoughts about purpose FREE RESOURCES- Book:…
79 - Connect the work with your team’s motivations tech leads!
Dec 16, 2019 • 13 min
Hey Tech Leads, Today I want to have a quiet, heartfelt 1:1 with you about your role as a tech lead and how you can help your team reconnect with why they work in this field in the first place and how they can connect with the work you have to do. The…
78 - How To: A workflow and worksheet to make you a more impactful tech lead 💥
Dec 11, 2019 • 23 min
Hey Tech Leads, In today’s episode, we build on Monday’s idea for a worksheet, and actually describe an improved workflow and worksheet for how to organize all the stuff you need to truly be an impactful tech lead. *** This Saturday, December 14, 2019 @…
77 - How do you know if you’re doing the right things tech leads?
Dec 9, 2019 • 11 min
Hey Tech Leads, *** This Saturday, December 14, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. we’re doing another free, live training session on YouTube live this weekend. For more about it, read my post on it here, or just go ahead and register at…
76 - What did you learn this week, tech leads?
Dec 6, 2019 • 10 min
Hey Tech Leads, *** Don’t forget that on Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. we’re doing another free, live training session on YouTube live this weekend. For more about it, read my post on it here, or just go ahead and register at…
75 - Can you be a tech lead without leading people?
Dec 4, 2019 • 13 min
Hey Tech Leads, *** Don’t forget that on Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. we’re doing another free, live training session on YouTube live this weekend. For more about it, read my post on it here, or just go ahead and register at…
74 - Listening is a leader’s secret weapon and insights from an engineering manager
Dec 2, 2019 • 11 min
Hey Tech Leads, Sorry I missed you last week. Don’t forget that on Saturday, December 7, 2019 @ 10:00 a.m. we’re doing another free, live training session I’m doing over YouTube live this weekend. For more about it, read my post on it here, or just go…
73 - Listen powerfully and craft compelling visions tech leads!
Nov 20, 2019 • 19 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week I’m going to be sharing some of the content for the upcoming, free, live training session I’m doing over YouTube live this weekend. For more about it, read my post on it here, or just go ahead and register at…
72 - We’re doing free live training on Saturday tech leads!
Nov 18, 2019 • 17 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week I’m going to be sharing some of the content for the upcoming, free, live training session I’m doing over YouTube live this weekend. For more about it, read my post on it here, or just go ahead and register at…
OOM - Out of microphone this week tech leads!
Nov 12, 2019 • 1 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week I’m away from the microphone. But don’t let that be an excuse for not focusing on impact and the four core fundamentals: listening, showing up, tracking+adjusting, and crafting awesome visions. See you next week tech leads!
71 - What is the definition of a tech lead?
Nov 8, 2019 • 12 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week we’ve been foraging through the internet looking for great writing on the tech lead role. Today, we’re focused on Patrick Kua’s post The Definition of a Tech Lead, which has some points I think you might find interesting. To get…
70 - Lots of people have lots to say about the tech lead role + community updates
Nov 6, 2019 • 15 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week we’re scrounging through the internet looking for great writing on the tech lead role. Today, we’re I’m focused on Edmond Lau’s post What Does It Mean To Be An Effective Tech Lead? which has an interesting approach you might want…
69 - We’re all trying to figure out this tech lead role!
Nov 4, 2019 • 19 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week we’re going to scrounge through the internet looking for great writing on the tech lead role. Today, we’re starting with Peter Gillard-Moss’s post, “Techie to tech lead: My five biggest mistakes,” which is super insightful and…
68 - Have a bigger technical impact tech leads!
Nov 1, 2019 • 14 min
Hey Tech Leads, We’re continuing our conversation on having an impact as a tech lead. On Wednesday, we talked about having a bigger impact on the team. Today we’re going to talk about having a bigger impact on the technology itself. This podcast is a…
67 - Tech leads: Ways to impact your team!
Oct 30, 2019 • 12 min
Hey Tech Leads, We’re continuing our conversation on having an impact as a tech lead. This week we’re focused on how to have an impact on the team. On Friday we’ll talk about having an impact on technology. NEW! The podcast is still a place where we can…
66 - This week we’re talking about IMPACT tech leads! 💪
Oct 28, 2019 • 13 min
Tech leads! This week we’re talking about why focusing on your tech lead IMPACT is so important. Today, we’re introducing the topic. On Wednesday and Friday we’ll talk about how to have more impact with your team and your technology, respectively. For…
65 - Change the way you see your job tech leads!
Oct 23, 2019 • 17 min
Hey Tech Leads, We’re building on what we talked about on Monday. The question for today is how do you see your job? Do you see yourself as reacting or leading, and how can you change it? Also, this week we talked about some articles I read recently. Here…
64 - How can you start seeing yourself as a leader, tech leads?!
Oct 21, 2019 • 9 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week we’re going to build on what we started last week. The question is, how can you start seeing yourself as a leader. For real: what’s the transition you need to go through? NEW! The podcast is still a place where we can think…
63 - Action > motion tech leads!
Oct 18, 2019 • 11 min
Hey Tech Leads, Wrapping up this Atomic Habits (a book by James Clear) journey we’re on this week. NEW! The podcast is still a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of hyperbole, half complete thoughts, and…
63 - Just need 1% better from you today tech leads!
Oct 16, 2019 • 9 min
Hey Tech Leads, I’m still on this Atomic Habits thing (a book by James Clear). Today’s thought it that all you need to do is get 1% better today. And then tomorrow. And the day after that. At the end of the year, you’re going to be unstoppable! NEW! The…
62 - Is your identity as a software engineer holding back your tech leadership?
Oct 14, 2019 • 16 min
Hey Tech Leads, Today’s question comes from Atomic Habits by James Clear: are you clinging to your self identity as a software engineer or individual contributor? Is it holding you back?? NEW! The podcast is still a place where we can think through some…
61 - See into the future and make clear decisions tech leads! (3/3)
Oct 4, 2019 • 16 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week we’re exploring what management is, why we need it, and the context of your role as a tech leader. Today we’re wrapping it up by talking about two things managers and tech leads do: anticipate the future and make decisions. NEW!…
60 - You have more resources than you think tech leads! (2/3)
Oct 2, 2019 • 13 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week we’re exploring what management is, why we need it, and the context of your role as a tech leader. Today we’re thinking about what resources you have as an EM to tech lead, and as dry as it sounds, this is one of my more original…
59 - Why do we need tech leads and engineering managers (1/3)?
Sep 30, 2019 • 11 min
Hey Tech Leads, This week we’re going to explore what management is, why we need it, and the context of your role as a tech leader. NEW! The podcast is still a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of…
58 - Should you stay really technical? 🤔
Sep 25, 2019 • 13 min
Hey Tech Leads, This is a hard question for a lot of us. Let’s dive into tech leads! Remember: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of hyperbole, half complete…
57 - Everything is harder than you think tech leads!
Sep 23, 2019 • 11 min
Hey Tech Leads, Welcome to management work where everything takes more coordination and conversation than you think. Let’s commiserate. Remember: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy…
56 - Practical tech lead influence - let’s wrap it up!
Sep 20, 2019 • 16 min
Hey Tech Leads, Let’s wrap up a week on exploring influence as a tech lead. We talked about the Four Core, Prof. Cialdini’s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, (here), and some idea from John C. Maxwell. Let me know how it’s going, tech leads!!…
55 - Six proven influence techniques, applied to the tech lead role
Sep 18, 2019 • 16 min
Hey Tech Leads, Let’s talk about the famous Prof. Cialdini’s six persuasion/influence short cuts and how they apply to tech leads. Prof. Cialdini’s book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, is available here. Remember: the new structure of the…
54 - Influence as a tech lead - new week, new topic!
Sep 16, 2019 • 13 min
Hey Tech Leads, Let’s get back to first principles about leadership. John Maxwell says, roughly, that leadership is followership and followership comes from influence. Thus, leadership is followership. We’re going to focus on it this week! Remember: the…
53 - Hiring: try this model next time you have an interview, tech leads!
Sep 11, 2019 • 10 min
Hey Tech Leads, Hiring is a topic I’ve stayed away from for a long time. We’re focusing on it this week though. Today, I’m proposing what I think will be a workable model for you on your next interview or hiring process. Really want to know what you think…
52 - Let’s Talk About Hiring, Tech Leads!
Sep 9, 2019 • 12 min
Hey Tech Leads, Hiring is a topic I’ve stayed away from for a long time. This week, let’s try to come up with some kind of workable model for hiring as a tech lead that gives you certainty, clarity, and confidence when hiring as a tech lead! Remember: the…
51 - Let’s Tie It Together: What Is Your Intention for Your Tech Leadership?
Sep 6, 2019 • 13 min
Hey Tech Leads, Let’s wrap up our week long discussion on intention with some specifics. It’s been our squishiest and longest topic, so thanks for toughing it out tech leads. It’s Friday: FINISH STRONG! Remember: the new structure of the podcast is to be…
50 - How To Use This Intention Thing In Your Tech Leadership
Sep 4, 2019 • 10 min
Hey Tech Leads, Let’s continue our conversation about intentions. In today’s episode, we build on Monday’s intro to give an example of how to apply intentions as a tech lead to a hypothetical. We’re half way to Friday, tech leads! And this podcast is…
49 - Monday Motivation: what’s your INTENTION tech leads?
Sep 2, 2019 • 9 min
Hey Tech Leads, I’m starting a new job on Tuesday! So top of mind this week is getting things started and shifting your focus from goals to intentions. *Remember*: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts…
48 - Your team needs to SHOW UP in meetings!
Aug 30, 2019 • 17 min
Hey Tech Leads, On this episode I go a little hard. I pound on the idea that your team needs to be engaged in meetings. But how? SEGMENTS- 0:03 - Intro 👋 0:31 - What This Podcast Is All About 1:42 - Friday topic: GET YOUR TEAM TO SHOW UP IN MEETINGS 15:04…
47 - Let’s refresh this thing + mental toughness for tech leads 🧠💪
Aug 28, 2019 • 14 min
I’ve left you hanging for +/- 16 weeks!!!! Let’s talk about where we came from, where we’re going, and mental toughness. 🧠💪 In this episode I mention the new, paid, email list for tech leads @ michaelrice.substack.com - the good stuff is there! SEGMENTS-…
46 - It’s Monday. Find the Right Mental Attitude Anyway, Tech Leads
Apr 22, 2019 • 7 min
It’s Monday and you need some motivation. So do I. In this episode, I give you some ideas about why being negative is so lame and an idea about how to improve your psychological capital — just to scratch the very surface of a BIG topic! Links:…
45 - Refactoring Anxieties - You Can Help, Tech Leads!
Apr 19, 2019 • 9 min
Rambling post today about about what it means to stress out about code as a junior developer as you’re refactoring, how you can help as a tech lead, and why it’s important that you do! The post I mention in the pod is here:…
44 - You Don’t Know the Tech Lead Coaching Network!
Apr 18, 2019 • 11 min
Hey tech leads: wanna tell you about the Tech Lead Coaching Network: we’ve got case study workshops. We’ve got peer to peer coaching network (join!!). We’ve got the podcast (you know me). And we’ve got a Tech Lead Tuesday morning conference call. And you…
43 - Embrace Conflict On Your Team—It’s a Big Leadership Moment, Tech Leads!
Apr 17, 2019 • 9 min
Not all conflict has to be bad and not all conflict has to turn toxic. Let’s discuss stepping into that moment tech leads! Don’t forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/ And share your…
42 - It’s OK If You Have To Repeat Yourself, Tech Leads!
Apr 16, 2019 • 6 min
Your engineers will forget the vision, no matter how compelling it is. So it’s ok if you have to repeat yourself! DO IT! Don’t forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/ And share your…
41 - Tech Leads: Focus On What You Can Control, Not What You Can’t
Apr 15, 2019 • 5 min
It’s Monday and it’s Tax Day and there’s nothing you can do about it. Focus on what you CAN control tech leads! Don’t forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/ And share your feedback with…
40 - Tech Leads Always Get Some Kind of Result. What Are you Getting?
Apr 12, 2019 • 8 min
You are going to get results no matter what you do. The question is what kind are you going to get? Don’t forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/ And share your feedback with the author,…
39 - You Need Coaching, Tech Leads :-)
Apr 11, 2019 • 7 min
In today’s episode I want you to consider joining the coaching network—no matter where you are! Don’t forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/ And share your feedback with the author,…
38 - What’s Better? Slack or Real Life Meetings? Weigh In Tech Leads
Apr 10, 2019 • 15 min
Let’s talk about what’s better: real life meetings or Slack based meetings? And when is which one better? Blogs I mentioned: Meetings that work (and don’t) in Slack Office Hours: Slack vs. Email vs. Meeting Get off Slack and go talk to your teammates…
37 - Be a Great Vision Crafter Tech Leads!
Apr 9, 2019 • 9 min
Let’s do another deep dive on crafting compelling visions by exploring the WHY of the vision - even for something as mundane as a Redis upgrade to the (currently) mythical version 6. I even talk about Simon Sinek. Don’t forget that today is Taco Tuesday…
36 - Published! How To Be A Tech Lead, The Book, Is Now Available - Free!
Apr 8, 2019 • 6 min
Our book is now available for download! Years in the making, we hope this is a useful guide for new and experienced tech leads. If it’s not, share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Download the book…
35 - Finding Certainty in the Uncertain Tech Lead Role
Apr 5, 2019 • 5 min
As a new tech lead (or even an experienced one), there are lots of moments of uncertainty. In this short episode, we talk about frankly about it and propose two ways of finding certainty in an uncertain role. Part of the content for this episode came from…
34 - Tech Leads: You Need to Craft Clear and Compelling Technical Visions. Let’s Talk About How.
Apr 4, 2019 • 6 min
Being clear about the vision you have for your project or initiative is a key tech lead capability. Bonus points for making it compelling. Let’s explore an example and some ideas about what you should include in a clear and compelling vision. This idea…
33 - How Much Energy Are You Bringing Tech Leads?
Apr 3, 2019 • 6 min
The best tech leads bring a lot of energy to the role. This is the first time I’ve really emphasized it to you so give it a listen and let me know what you think. This one got recorded while I was on spring break with my family in Palm Springs, CA, so…
32 - Hey Tech Leads, Start Tracking and Adjusting!
Apr 2, 2019 • 8 min
You aren’t going to see “tracking and adjusting” on any tech lead job descriptions, but it’s a critically important capability. Let’s spend a few minutes exploring it today. This one got recorded while I was on spring break with my family in Palm Springs,…
31 - Announcing Our New, Free Book: How to be a Tech Lead
Apr 1, 2019 • 9 min
It’s been a long weekend of writing, but we’re excited to announce that our new book, How to be a Tech Lead, will be available within a few days. Totally free. Get notified on Leanpub here: https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead Being a tech lead is…
30 - Anand’s Tech Lead Journey (part 2/2)
Mar 29, 2019 • 9 min
In this episode, we continue Anand’s story. Anand is a fictional first time tech lead, and these are his first few weeks. In this episode (2/2), Anand talked to his coach and turns the project around. Being a tech lead is hard! We’re here to support you.…
29 - Anand’s Tech Lead Journey (part 1/2)
Mar 28, 2019 • 8 min
In this episode, we explore Anand’s story. Anand is a fictional first time tech lead, and these are his first few weeks. Warning: gonna leave you hanging until tomorrow to hear how it turns out! Being a tech lead is hard! We’re here to support you. 🏅 Glad…
28 - I Was a Totally Mediocre Tech Lead
Mar 27, 2019 • 9 min
Thought the middle of the week was a good time to share that I WAS A TOTALLY MEDIOCRE TECH LEAD. In this little episode, I share the story of how I thought the pinnacle of my accomplishments as a tech lead were all about the software — software that the…
27 - Why You Can’t Seem to Listen as a Tech Lead
Mar 26, 2019 • 7 min
As a tech lead, you probably have all kind of things going on that block your ability to listen despite the fact that yesterday, Episode 26, we said the ground zero foundation of your tech lead role is how well you can listen to the team. Let’s explore…
26 - Hey Tech Lead, Listening is Your Most Important Skill
Mar 25, 2019 • 10 min
The ground zero foundation of your tech lead role is how well you can listen to the team. Almost everything else flows from your ability to listen to the team and read the situation (even if it’s a minor comment on Slack). Let’s explore! We’re on a…
25 - Leadership Moments - Step Into Them Tech Leads!
Mar 22, 2019 • 7 min
Leadership isn’t a role a title. It’s something you DO when there’s a leadership moment. The question is (1) will you step into it and (2) do you have the skills and capabilities if you do. We’re on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads.…
24 - Why Clear and Compelling Visions Are So Important!
Mar 21, 2019 • 9 min
We hammer on the idea that you need to be able to articulate clear visions, make them compelling, and repeat them often. In this episode, we explore a few reasons WHY. We’re on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you’re on the…
23 - Take Initiative w/ Your Relationships Tech Leads!
Mar 20, 2019 • 7 min
Humans are like cars, they’re running all the time and need maintenance. Don’t ignore it tech leads! Take initiative with your relationships at work. We’re on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you’re on the journey with us.…
22 - I Love Meetings and You Can Too
Mar 19, 2019 • 7 min
I know, I know, meetings are supposed to be the root of all evil. But now that you’re a tech lead, there are a lot of reasons why meetings are super useful for your tech lead role. Let’s explore and learn to ♥️ meetings. We’re on a mission to make happier…
21 - Two Types of Tech Lead Coaching - Real and Fake
Mar 18, 2019 • 7 min
Let’s call it Mode 1 and Mode 2 coaching. In Mode 1, organizations want to adopt a “coaching” management style, but it can come across as manipulative or coercive. In Mode 2, our tech lead coaches shift the focus to the tech lead being coached. We’re on a…
20 - No, Really, Do You ACTUALLY Want to be a Tech Lead??
Mar 15, 2019 • 9 min
STEPPING UP TO BE A TECH LEAD IS MAYBE YOUR BIGGEST CAREER MOVE. Let’s close the loop on last Friday’s episode, and explore whether you really want to to it. After you listen to this episode, lighten up - it’s Friday, after all. :-) We’re on a mission to…
19 - Take the Anxiety Out of Taking Action with the Success Cycle
Mar 14, 2019 • 8 min
Hey tech leads, I know that taking action by stepping into leadership moments can stress you out. What if you fail? What if you’re doing the wrong thing? What if something goes wrong? Use Paul Martinelli’s Success Cycle, which will feel very comfortable…
18 - Lead From the Front Tech Leads!
Mar 13, 2019 • 8 min
You should absolutely be focused on listening and collaborating, but when it’s time to lead, it’s time for you to create a vision and lead from the front tech leads! We’re on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you’re on the…
17 - Tech Leads - A Broader Skillset
Mar 12, 2019 • 9 min
Let’s talk about one tech lead’s experience from Patrick Kua’s Talking With Tech Leads. In this episode we talk about some of her challenges and try to think through some of the questions a tech lead coach might ask. We’re on a mission to make happier and…
16 - What Do Tech Leads Do?
Mar 11, 2019 • 8 min
What do tech leads actually do in the role? In Episode 15 we asked if you actually want to be a tech lead, but we probably should have started with this one. In this episode, we do a read out on What Tech Leads Do from the Tech Lead’s Guide on…
15 - Do You Actually Want to Be a Tech Lead?
Mar 8, 2019 • 10 min
Are you in a tech lead role? Do you actually want to be? Are you hoping to be in one? Do you think you need to wait for someone else to call you a tech lead before stepping up? Let’s discuss on this episode before the weekend starts. We’re on a mission to…
14 - How to Say Yes but Actually Say No
Mar 7, 2019 • 8 min
In this quirky episode, we share why there are times when you may not want to say “no” to your boss (or even, “yes, but”) and how to navigate that conversation to the outcome you want :-) We’re on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅…
13 - Your Feedback Wanted: Free Tech Lead 101 Training?
Mar 6, 2019 • 7 min
Thinking about hosting some free Tech Lead 101 training. Would love your insight or feedback on whether you think it would be helpful or whether you want to get involved. SEGMENTS- 0:04 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:23 - How to…
12 - Intro to Patrick Kua’s *Talking with Tech Leads*
Mar 5, 2019 • 6 min
In this short episode, we want to turn you on to a book that too few tech leads know about: Patrick Kua’s Talking with Tech Leads. It’s been around for a minute, but you might find it super useful. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead…
11 - Hey Tech Lead, It’s OK to Tell People What to Do :-)
Mar 4, 2019 • 7 min
We overlooked a key job requirement of being a tech lead. Sometimes you have to tell people what to do, ask them to do something different, or just tell them “no.” These are hard conversations, but you can do it! Let’s explore in this episode. SEGMENTS-…
10 - Deep Dive on Your Growth Mindset - the Last Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
Mar 1, 2019 • 7 min
This week we’re building on last Friday’s (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into each of them. Today is Friday and we’re talking about the last one: your individual growth mindset as a key capability. SEGMENTS- 0:05…
9 - Deep Dive on Tracking and Adjusting - the Fourth Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
Feb 28, 2019 • 7 min
This week we’re building on last Friday’s (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into each of them. Today is Thursday and we’re talking about tracking and adjusting. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead…
8 - Deep Dive on Framing a Vision - the Third Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
Feb 27, 2019 • 8 min
This week we’re building on last Friday’s (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into each of them. Today is Wednesday and we’re talking about what defining a clear, compelling vision means in the context of your tech…
TECH LEAD TUESDAYS - Morning Rush Hour Drive Recording - Feb. 26, 2019
Feb 26, 2019 • 22 min
Live conference call recording from our weekly LA TECH LEAD TUESDAY Conference Call on February 26, 2019. We provide a community progress update, talk a bit about the tech lead role, and then dive into our topic of the week. The week we explored the…
7 - Deep Dive on Taking Initiative - the First Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
Feb 26, 2019 • 5 min
This week we’re building on last Friday’s (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into each of them. Today is Tuesday and we’re going to talk about what taking initiative means in the context of your tech leadership.…
6 - Deep Dive on Listening - the First Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
Feb 25, 2019 • 8 min
Over the weekend, Michael made a ton of progress in pulling together the coaching network guides for both tech leads and coaches. So this week we’re going to build on Friday’s (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into…
5 - Summary of the Five, Core Tech Lead Capabilities
Feb 22, 2019 • 11 min
It’s Friday, Tech Leads! 🎉 You made it through the whole week and so did we. In this episode we give you a lot to meditate on over the weekend: the five, core tech lead Pareto skills — those 20% of skills that will have 80% of the impact. SEGMENTS- 0:05 -…
4 - On Being a Principal Engineer
Feb 21, 2019 • 7 min
In our fourth podcast, we review a wonderful post from Silvia Botros: On Being a Principal Engineer. Silvia has a lot of great insights for those interested in furthering their tech leadership, and we pull out the tidbits that we think the Tech Lead…
TECH LEAD TUESDAYS - Morning Rush Hour Drive Recording - Feb. 19, 2019
Feb 21, 2019 • 20 min
Recording from our weekly Tuesday conference call on February 19, 2019. We provide a community progress update, talk a bit about the tech lead role, and then dive into our topic of the week. This week was an exploration of the first three levels of John…
No 3. - Bring Your Whole Self to the Meeting and Have a Bigger Impact
Feb 20, 2019 • 8 min
In our third podcast, we talk about how important your non-verbal communication signals are. This is something new and experienced tech leads overlook all the time, but we give you an easy hack to bring your best leadership into your next meeting!…
2 - Focus On Your Progress As You Grow in the Tech Lead Role
Feb 19, 2019 • 6 min
On our second podcast, we give you some ideas about how to step into those leadership roles with a little more confidence and a little less anxiety: by focusing more on your progress as you grow into the tech lead role instead of the outcomes. SEGMENTS -…
1 - Leadership Is Not a Role, It’s a Moment
Feb 18, 2019 • 6 min
On our first podcast (No. 1 🎉), we say leadership isn’t a role or a title. Instead, it’s a bunch of moments strung together that you can choose to show up and step into, even when you’re uncomfortable. SEGMENTS- 0:10 - intro to the tech lead coaching…
TECH LEAD TUESDAYS - Morning Rush Hour Drive - Feb. 12, 2019
Feb 12, 2019 • 29 min
Recording from our weekly Tuesday conference call. We provide a community progress update, talk a bit about the tech lead role, and dive into the five Pareto skills - the 20% of skills we think will have have 80% of the impact and how you can grow them.