Saying Yes to Innovation: Lessons on Storytelling, Optimism, and Change
John Weigelt, National Technology Officer at Microsoft Canada
In episode #31, John Weigelt explains why the largest goal of management should be to get the best out of people, and reminds us that gentle nudges and words of feedback have a lot of power in helping our teammates do their best work.
The Asynchronous Approach: Remote Management Tips from a Digital Nomad
Cate Huston, Engineering Director of Mobile at DuckDuckGo
In episode #30, Cate Huston shares the lessons and best practices she has learned as a remote manager at companies like DuckDuckGo, Automattic, and Google. Tune in to learn about asynchronous communication, remote onboarding, and being authentic while having manager role models.
Diagnose the Question: Why Listening Is More Important Than Giving Advice
Sarah Milstein, Senior Director of Engineering at Mailchimp
In episode #28, Sarah Milstein reflects on some “bad boss behaviour” she has witnessed in her career and shares how behaviour affects output. Tune in to hear about the importance of listening before reacting or jumping to conclusions.
Teams Across Timezones: How to Be an Effective Remote Manager
Marcus Wermuth, Engineering and Product Manager at Buffer
In episode #27, Marcus Wermuth talks about the challenges that come with hiring a team that is distributed around the world and how he makes it work. Tune in to hear why we must remember to include humanness and personality in our work systems and structures, because we are working with humans – and not avatars.
Inclusion Is Not Charity Work: Why Adopting an Investment Mindset Creates Truly Diverse Teams
Leslie Miley, ENGINEERING LEADER
In episode #22, Leslie Miley asks us to rethink how we invest in inclusion and uplift our teams. Tune in to learn why as leaders, we must move away from performative allyship, and instead… rebuild the trust that has been broken due to racism that is built into systems, processes, and workplace culture.
In episode #15, Jean-Michel Lemieux invites us to explore what and who it takes to lean into leadership. We also discuss the importance of knowing when to lead and when to follow, the extraversion myth, and what it means to treat your team as a connected network of brains.
In episode #9, Lara Hogan shares best practices to understand your team’s core needs and create predictability in times of uncertainty. We also discuss the difference between mentorship, coaching, and sponsorship – and how you can become a better sponsor and coach for your team.