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.
    Diversity & Inclusion in Tech with Christine Awad
    40:54
  2. 2.
    Engineer Your Teams for Impact with Ashish Aggarwal
    41:11
  3. 3.
    A Discussion of Good Technical Debt with Jon Thornton
    25:50
  4. 4.
    Redefining Parental Leave with Matt Newkirk
    42:40
  5. 5.
    Hiring Engineers: Junior, Senior, or Boot Camp Graduates? Johnny Ray Austin Shares His Take
    44:18
  6. 6.
    Technology Leadership Begins with These Traits with Emad Georgy
    40:04
  7. 7.
    Overcoming Engineering Leadership Challenges with Farhan Thawar
    44:41
  8. 8.
    How to Manage Remote Teams [and Help Them Thrive] with Dana Lawson
    48:38
  1. 9.
    How to Implement Good Software Development Processes with Eric Elliott
    48:06
  2. 10.
    Follow These Steps to Combat Loneliness in Leadership with Suzan Bond
    43:29
  3. 11.
    How to Manage Efficiently Through a Merger or Acquisition with Loïc Houssier
    45:50
  4. 12.
    Cultivating Diversity in the Workplace with Tess Hatch and Jess Mink
    52:40
  5. 13.
    Why Becoming An Effective Leader Involves Changing The Language You Use
    36:57
  6. 14.
    How to Improve Your Management Skills with Jocelyn Goldfein
    50:28
  7. 15.
    How to Create an Empowering Work Environment with Scott Carleton
    42:50
  8. 16.
    An Inside Look at How a Distributed Company Operates with Zapier’s Bryan Helmig
    46:48
  9. 17.
    Great Leadership Can Be Learned with Johnathan and Melissa Nightingale
    48:11
  10. 18.
    Best Practices for Managing Remote Teams with Steph Smith
    48:44
  11. 19.
    Having a Growth Mindset with Patrick Pena
    38:05
  12. 20.
    Bootstrapping Inclusion with Jason Wong
    38:46
  13. 21.
    How Culture Can Help Your Teams Scale with Eric Elliott
    53:22
  14. 22.
    Running Remote Teams with Liam Martin
    54:36
  15. 23.
    Purpose, Motivation and Empathy with John Rouda
    46:09
  16. 24.
    The Importance of Relationships with Saurabh Daftary
    43:04
  17. 25.
    The Importance of Training Junior Developers with Michelle Brenner
    37:26
  18. 26.
    Tips for Scaling Engineering Teams with Darragh Curran
    49:30
  19. 27.
    Engineering Managing and Leadership with Camille Fournier
    45:28
  20. 28.
    Proper Expectation Setting and Mindful Communication with Lara Hogan
    42:14
  21. 29.
    From Intern to VP of Engineering with Mihai Fonoage
    55:35
  22. 30.
    Managing Former Peers with Jen Dary
    57:36
  23. 31.
    Slowing Down to Go Faster with Leonard Chung
    47:04
  24. 32.
    Should Managers Write Code with Leith Abdulla
    45:34
  25. 33.
    Nurturing an Inclusive Environment - Live Plato Event
    40:03
  26. 34.
    Diversity and Inclusion and Building High Performing Teams with Erica Stanley
    48:18
  27. 35.
    How to Leave a Company as a Manager by Dennis Nerush
    53:45
  28. 36.
    Remote Teams and the Importance of Employee Mental Health with Katie Womersley
    46:31
  29. 37.
    Hiring Best Practices and Diversity and Inclusion with Rachael Stedman
    48:11
  30. 38.
    How to Become a True Engineering Leader? (Live Plato Event)
    29:56
  31. 39.
    Engineering Team Values with Jean-Denis Greze
    59:08
  32. 40.
    How to Change a Team's Culture with Ian Miell
    53:54
  33. 41.
    Humanizing the Interviewing Process with Emily Leathers
    1:00:33
  34. 42.
    Scaling Engineering Teams with Matias Woloski
    53:08
  35. 43.
    Frameworks for Improving Engineering Leadership with Edmond Lau
    45:47
  36. 44.
    Product and Engineering Team Alignment with Kimber Lockhart and Stuart Parmenter
    50:46
  37. 45.
    Improving Interviewing with Andrew Marsh
    43:29
  38. 46.
    Why Group Meetings Can Be Time Wasters with Lawrence Krubner
    43:01
  39. 47.
    Building & Managing a Distributed Team with Juan Pablo Buritica
    54:27
  40. 48.
    Employee Onboarding with Benjamin Jackson
    41:03
  41. 49.
    Finding Fulfillment at Work with Robert Slifka
    53:29
  42. 50.
    The Importance of Self-Advocacy with Arquay Harris
    43:36

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