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SimpleLeadership Podcast

By Christian McCarrick

SimpleLeadership specifically focuses on improving the craft of software engineering leadership. As a VP of Engineering & CTO I am acutely aware of the lack of good resources available for new and existing software engineering managers. SimpleLeadership is designed for both new and experienced software & technology managers who want to build high-performing teams, better motivate & mentor their employees, reduce attrition and advance their career. It is for people who want to go beyond just being a manager and become a true leader. In this interview based show I ask each guest to share their journey from individual contributor to software engineering manager and provide any guidance on the transition. The SimpleLeadership Podcast will present real and actionable stories from people who have navigated their way from being an individual contributor into a software engineering manager. We will also hear from experts on specifics of team dynamics, motivation, feedback, leadership and many more aspects of being a successful engineering manager.

  1. 1.
    Redefining Parental Leave with Matt Newkirk10/05/2020
    42:40
  2. 2.
    Hiring Engineers: Junior, Senior, or Boot Camp Graduates? Johnny Ray Austin Shares His Take08/24/2020
    44:18
  3. 3.
    Technology Leadership Begins with These Traits with Emad Georgy04/20/2020
    40:04
  4. 4.
    Overcoming Engineering Leadership Challenges with Farhan Thawar04/06/2020
    44:41
  5. 5.
    How to Manage Remote Teams [and Help Them Thrive] with Dana Lawson03/23/2020
    48:38
  6. 6.
    How to Implement Good Software Development Processes with Eric Elliott03/09/2020
    48:06
  7. 7.
    Follow These Steps to Combat Loneliness in Leadership with Suzan Bond02/24/2020
    43:29
  8. 8.
    How to Manage Efficiently Through a Merger or Acquisition with Loïc Houssier01/27/2020
    45:50
  1. 9.
    Cultivating Diversity in the Workplace with Tess Hatch and Jess Mink09/30/2019
    52:40
  2. 10.
    Why Becoming An Effective Leader Involves Changing The Language You Use07/29/2019
    36:57
  3. 11.
    How to Improve Your Management Skills with Jocelyn Goldfein06/09/2019
    50:28
  4. 12.
    How to Create an Empowering Work Environment with Scott Carleton05/27/2019
    42:50
  5. 13.
    An Inside Look at How a Distributed Company Operates with Zapier’s Bryan Helmig05/13/2019
    46:48
  6. 14.
    Great Leadership Can Be Learned with Johnathan and Melissa Nightingale04/29/2019
    48:11
  7. 15.
    Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams with Steph Smith04/08/2019
    48:44
  8. 16.
    Having a Growth Mindset with Patrick Pena03/18/2019
    38:05
  9. 17.
    Bootstrapping Inclusion with Jason Wong02/25/2019
    38:46
  10. 18.
    How Culture Can Help Your Teams Scale with Eric Elliott02/03/2019
    53:22
  11. 19.
    Running Remote Teams with Liam Martin12/17/2018
    54:36
  12. 20.
    Purpose, Motivation and Empathy with John Rouda12/03/2018
    46:09
  13. 21.
    The Importance of Relationships with Saurabh Daftary11/19/2018
    43:04
  14. 22.
    The Importance of Training Junior Developers with Michelle Brenner10/29/2018
    37:26
  15. 23.
    Tips for Scaling Engineering Teams with Darragh Curran09/17/2018
    49:30
  16. 24.
    Engineering Managing and Leadership with Camille Fournier08/20/2018
    45:28
  17. 25.
    Proper Expectation Setting and Mindful Communication with Lara Hogan08/05/2018
    42:14
  18. 26.
    From Intern to VP of Engineering with Mihai Fonoage07/23/2018
    55:35
  19. 27.
    Managing Former Peers with Jen Dary07/09/2018
    57:36
  20. 28.
    Slowing Down to Go Faster with Leonard Chung06/11/2018
    47:04
  21. 29.
    Should Managers Write Code with Leith Abdulla05/13/2018
    45:34
  22. 30.
    Nurturing an Inclusive Environment - Live Plato Event05/06/2018
    40:03
  23. 31.
    Diversity and Inclusion and Building High Performing Teams with Erica Stanley04/29/2018
    48:18
  24. 32.
    How to Leave a Company as a Manager by Dennis Nerush04/23/2018
    53:45
  25. 33.
    Remote Teams and the Importance of Employee Mental Health with Katie Womersley04/16/2018
    46:31
  26. 34.
    Hiring Best Practices and Diversity and Inclusion with Rachael Stedman04/08/2018
    48:11
  27. 35.
    How to Become a True Engineering Leader? (Live Plato Event)03/26/2018
    29:56
  28. 36.
    Engineering Team Values with Jean-Denis Greze03/19/2018
    59:08
  29. 37.
    How to Change a Team's Culture with Ian Miell03/12/2018
    53:54
  30. 38.
    Humanizing the Interviewing Process with Emily Leathers03/05/2018
    1:00:33
  31. 39.
    Scaling Engineering Teams with Matias Woloski02/26/2018
    53:08
  32. 40.
    Frameworks for Improving Engineering Leadership with Edmond Lau02/19/2018
    45:47
  33. 41.
    Product and Engineering Team Alignment with Kimber Lockhart and Stuart Parmenter02/11/2018
    50:46
  34. 42.
    Improving Interviewing with Andrew Marsh02/05/2018
    43:29
  35. 43.
    Why Group Meetings Can Be Time Wasters with Lawrence Krubner01/28/2018
    43:01
  36. 44.
    Building & Managing a Distributed Team with Juan Pablo Buritica01/22/2018
    54:27
  37. 45.
    Employee Onboarding with Benjamin Jackson01/15/2018
    41:03
  38. 46.
    Finding Fulfillment at Work with Robert Slifka01/08/2018
    53:29
  39. 47.
    The Importance of Self-Advocacy with Arquay Harris12/18/2017
    43:36
  40. 48.
    Engineering Leadership Principals with Oren Ellenbogen12/11/2017
    53:37
  41. 49.
    Great Interviewing Practices to Scale Engineering Teams with Tido Carriero and Emily Zahuta12/04/2017
    53:16
  42. 50.
    Making Your Employees Badass with bethanye McKinney Blount11/27/2017
    51:43
  43. 51.
    Supporting Software Engineer Productivity with Travis Kimmel11/20/2017
    44:30
  44. 52.
    My Worst Mistake as a Manager - Plato Event11/13/2017
    22:03
  45. 53.
    The Benefits of Hiring Code Bootcamp Grads with Ana Ulin11/06/2017
    40:23
  46. 54.
    Managing Managers with Cate Huston10/30/2017
    43:30
  47. 55.
    Building an Engineering Culture That Retains Talent - Live Plato Event10/23/2017
    39:31
  48. 56.
    Career Coaching with Allen Cheung10/16/2017
    45:06
  49. 57.
    The Engineer - Manager Pendulum with Charity Majors10/09/2017
    48:25
  50. 58.
    Transitioning to Engineering Management with Shivani Sharma10/02/2017
    55:44
  51. 59.
    Employee Motivation with Jean Hsu09/24/2017
    43:39
  52. 60.
    Tips for New Engineering Managers with Chris Paul09/17/2017
    39:44
  53. 61.
    Compassionate Coding and Diversity with April Wensel09/10/2017
    51:12
  54. 62.
    Making One-on-Ones Count with David Lynch09/04/2017
    44:19
  55. 63.
    Awesome Resources for New Engineering Managers with Joe Goldberg08/28/2017
    41:53
  56. 64.
    Fireside Chat with Nick Caldwell VPE of Reddit08/21/2017
    1:21:49
  57. 65.
    The Importance of Technical Leadership with Patrick Kua08/14/2017
    40:24
  58. 66.
    Keeping Your Technical Skills as a Manager with Joan Gamell08/07/2017
    35:33
  59. 67.
    The Importance of Mentorships with Quang Hoang from PlatoHQ07/31/2017
    43:18
  60. 68.
    Setting the Technical Direction for Your Team with James Hood07/24/2017
    48:02
  61. 69.
    Coaching for performance vs. coaching for growth - Jerry Li06/11/2017
    38:32
  62. 70.
    The Importance of Employee Growth - Dan DeMeyere04/15/2017
    46:10
  63. 71.
    The Importance of Employee Feedback - Claire Lew02/22/2017
    45:00
  64. 72.
    Tom Bartel Interview01/06/2017
    46:01
  65. 73.
    SimpleLeadership Episode 012/21/2016
    8:02

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