The Tech Exec Podcast with Aviv Ben-Yosef

The Tech Exec Podcast with Aviv Ben-Yosef
A short discussion of leadership improvements you can start using in your startup today as a technical executive, whether you are a CTO, CIO, VP Engineering, VP R&D, and so on..

Committing to Committing
Oct 20 • 10 min
You may have promised something, but did you promise to follow-through?
The Goldilocks Gravity
Oct 13 • 7 min
Are you too gravitating towards a Goldilocks kind of thinking?
Personal Definition of Done
Oct 6 • 4 min
What will you achieve?
Business to Engineering Connection
Sep 29 • 7 min
Why would your engineers care about the business impact if it’s never relayed to them?
Speaking Up
Sep 22 • 7 min
With great responsibility should come great power. Use it.
The Ultimate Tech Executive
Sep 15 • 7 min
I often am asked about what defines the best tech executives I work with.
Zooming on Impact
Sep 8 • 10 min
Are you engineers just spending their time in another Zoom, or are they providing impact?
Sep 1 • 7 min
Motivation is the basis for successful force-multipliers.
Managers vs. Executives
Aug 25 • 12 min
Managers and executives, what’s the difference really?
Company Generations
Aug 18 • 7 min
Each generation stands on the shoulders of the generation that came before it.
Cultivating Culture
Aug 11 • 9 min
A robust culture is one of the tenets for creating a world-class engineering team.
Comfort Zones
Aug 4 • 8 min
Comfort zones. They’re comfy—but you shouldn’t allow yourself or your team to get too comfy.
Floating Leaders
Jul 28 • 6 min
This week we’re talking about setting a direction for yourself and your team, along with a short self-assessment from my coaching toolkit.
Picking Fights
Jul 20 • 7 min
You can’t create the perfect company, but you cannot give simply give up as well.
Jul 14 • 13 min
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams.
Firmness of Opinions
Jul 7 • 7 min
How well done should your opinions be?
Jun 30 • 8 min
Stop being reactive and take control of your day.
Tech Advice
Jun 23 • 4 min
Where do you get your tech advice from?
Hiring First Time Positions
Jun 16 • 7 min
How should you go about that first time you’re hiring for a new kind of position that you have no idea about?
Creating Strategic Alignment
Jun 9 • 9 min
Gaining strategic alignment throughout your team will allow you to leap forward.
Getting Rid of Heroes
Jun 2 • 8 min
How to get the heroes you deserve?
Remote Works
May 26 • 5 min
We’ve all been talking too much about remote work. Yet, it seems not enough of us grok the fact that remote works!
Change Buy-In
May 19 • 10 min
Don’t fight windmills when you have a big change to push for.
Filling Product Vacuums
May 12 • 8 min
When your team is suffering from an engineering vacuum, they will eventually do their best to compensate for it. How can you make sure they do the right thing?
The Hybrid Organization
May 5 • 7 min
We are now transitioning to an even tougher situation that simply everyone working from home.
The Perfect Team
Apr 28 • 12 min
Let’s discuss perfect teams and other legendary creatures.
Engineering Force Multipliers
Apr 21 • 16 min
Engineering force multipliers, at different levels in your organization, can provide you with a huge boost and propel your team forward. How do you cultivate them?
Managing Your Manager
Apr 14 • 17 min
Managing your employees is the easy part.
Managing Politics
Apr 7 • 12 min
In the game of politics, you either win or you die?
Failing Spectacularly
Mar 31 • 13 min
Failure is not an option… or is it?
Tough Conversations
Mar 24 • 10 min
Sometimes you need to have words with someone. Let’s talk about that talk.
Remote Work
Mar 17 • 9 min
A Coronavirus special: a premier on bootstrapping your company’s remote work.
Debugging Processes
Mar 10 • 13 min
You might be great at debugging code issues, but how good are you at debugging your team?
Feeding the Beast
Mar 3 • 7 min
When you start serving your team instead of it serving the business.
Engineering Guidance
Feb 25 • 8 min
It’s your responsibility to help your colleagues in the business make informed decisions.
Feb 18 • 9 min
Are you teaching your people to become helpless?
Speed of Change
Feb 11 • 8 min
Is your organization learning and improving as fast as it could?
First Times
Feb 4 • 7 min
There’s always a first time, how do you use it properly to grow?
Jan 28 • 8 min
Before taking action, make sure it’s backed by the right evidence.
Growing With Your Organization
Jan 21 • 11 min
As your organization grows, you have to grow as well.
Premature Organization
Jan 14 • 9 min
Are you creating an unbalanced organizational chart for no good reason?
Feedback Loops
Jan 7 • 8 min
Feedback loops: cultivation, measurement, and optimization.
The Changes of a Decade
Dec 31, 2019 • 12 min
Looking back at how leading a software engineering organization looked like 10 years ago, and what has changed till today.
Advanced Feedback
Dec 24, 2019 • 13 min
Let’s dig into the detailed of how you should be providing negative feedback.
Dec 17, 2019 • 13 min
Slack. Not the chat software.
Investing Your Time
Dec 12, 2019 • 11 min
After you’ve made time on your calendar, what should you fill it with?
Hiring Pitfalls
Dec 3, 2019 • 12 min
A quick roundup of common pitfalls I see when hiring people and onboarding them
Don’t Go It Alone
Nov 26, 2019 • 9 min
You don’t have to go along carrying all the weight on your shoulders.
Product Mastery
Nov 12, 2019 • 16 min
Product Mastery vs. Product Illiteracy: what does it mean, and how can you achieve it?
Leveling the Bar
Nov 5, 2019 • 6 min
Before you can raise the bar, you can should start with quick wins to gain momentum.
Yucatan Asteroid: Think Long Term or Get Extinct
Oct 29, 2019 • 5 min
How you may be creating myopia in your team, and how that endangers everything you’re doing.
Oct 8, 2019 • 18 min
Agile - I don’t think it means what you think it means.
The Blitz
Sep 24, 2019 • 9 min
The Blitz - how working in war mode can bring on severe casualties.
Setting Up New Managers to Succeed
Sep 17, 2019 • 8 min
How to handle the promotion of a newly minted manager to their first management position
The Calendar Reset/Refresh
Sep 10, 2019 • 11 min
Taking a short break from our strategic thinking to discuss a tactic.
Candor in Business
Sep 3, 2019 • 12 min
Whenever you’re not being candid, you’re missing out on opportunities for growth.
Aug 27, 2019 • 18 min
One of the three tenants of a well-balanced R&D organization, here’s our first dive into Autonomy, how to measure it at your organization and how to start working on it.
Management by Walking Around
Aug 20, 2019 • 7 min
MBWA has been in successfully in use since the 70’s. How can you use this practice in your modern workplace and how does it translate to the tech industry?
Tech Capital
Aug 12, 2019 • 9 min
Everyone keeps talking about tech debt. Let’s look at it from a different angle.
The Quick Health Assessment
Aug 6, 2019 • 8 min
My quick process to get the lay-of-the-land fast whenever I start working with a new client
Your Leadership Muscle
Jul 15, 2019 • 9 min
An introduction of this new podcast and right off the bat going into the first concept you should be attentive to, your leadership muscle.