Storytime With Managers

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In "Storytime With Managers", Jennifer Tu asks the questions you might ask an expert over a cup of coffee - including the ones you feel scared to ask - packaged up neatly into 20min podcast episodes.

Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

3 Minutes Between Seasons (yes, Seasons! plural!!)
Trailer 3 min 14 sec

All Episodes

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields. The last episode of Season 4 is a hero's journey story!  Ashish Dixit (@tundal45 on Twitter) shares how he found himself managing a team of volunteers (and realized this was happening through failure), how he approached this experience, and what he learned through an accidental discovery of "oops I'm managing?".  Whether your first management days are fresh or far in the past, I hope you enjoy this humble and charming storytime. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Jul 2020

20 min 17 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields. Ever heard these sentiments in your workplace? "That was so unprofessional!"  "Why are they being so rude?" "Don't they care about ___?" Different default assumptions around communications can lead to painful miscommunications and hurt feelings.  "Ask and Offer Culture" (or as Ask-ers like to call it, "Guess culture") is one way to describe these differences. KWu (@kwugirl on Twitter) is a regular speaker on the topic, and shares her extensive knowledge in Episode 28. Catch her full talk here: https://kwugirl.blogspot.com/2015/05/ Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Jul 2020

24 min 45 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields. How do you give technical feedback and direction  without inflicting unwanted help? or change direction without  introducing bad feelings? In  Episode 27, Edwin Mak (@edwinthinks on Twitter) shares how to be an  effective tech lead.  We talk about how to ask the right questions from  the right mindset to elicit questions, what to listen for in your  conversations, how to recover from failure, and more. Show references: https://diaperbase.org/ https://rubyforgood.org/ http://www.lingolive.com/ Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Jun 2020

20 min 37 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields. In Episode 26, Ale Paredes (@ale7714 on Twitter / ale7714 on LinkedIn / Latinas In Tech NYC) shares her team's experience as they find themselves not just unexpectedly remote during a pandemic, but also unexpectedly onboarding while unexpectedly remote during a pandemic. We talk about the role of documentation, 1-1s, and social touches in onboarding and team management. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

May 2020

24 min 59 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields. How do you communicate high-level or complex ideas to your team? How do you know if your ideas are getting across? When is repeating yourself too repetitive? In Episode 25, Sergio Rabiela (@spacechurro on Twitter) shares advice on communicating high-level ideas to your team. Show references: Marco Rogers on 1-1s Claire Lew on how ICs can prepare for a 1-1 with their manager Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

May 2020

15 min 40 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields. What is burnout?  What does it look like in an individual, versus a team?  What can you do to counter burnout? What do you do if your new team is already suffering from burnout, before you've had a chance to build relationships with anyone? In Episode 24, Professor Aneika Simmons (@aneika on Twitter) and engineering manager Anjuan Simmons (@anjuan on Twitter) talk about burnout from two different perspectives: academic research and hands-on management. Show references: Talk page for "Managing the Burnout Burndown" University of Cambridge research on employee engagement and burnout New medical code for burnout Fika Tuckman's stages of group development Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

May 2020

35 min 5 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields. How do you win candidates when bigger companies can offer more money? What changes can you make to your interviews to get your candidates excited about your company? In Episode 23, Jennifer Kim (@jenistyping on Twitter) shares her expertise around hiring, and we dive into what's different about startup hiring. Show references: Startup Recruiting Bootcamp Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

May 2020

21 min 1 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 22, Damien Burke (https://www.talariasoftware.com/) shares his experience taking a team from fully in-office to fully remote. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Apr 2020

18 min 12 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  What does it mean to be an ally? what does it have to do with managing up? and how do you recover when you make a mistake as an ally?  Episode 21 is the first of Season 4, and Cris Concepcion (crisconcepcion on LinkedIn) shares how managers can be better managers by being allies to their team. Side note: earlier this week, I discovered a secret bag of peanut butter pretzels in my pantry! it was the perfectly placed snack of the moment, a surprise gift from past-me to quarantine-me.  Episode 21 had a similar journey:  it was recorded in Summer 2019, and released in Spring 2020.  I'm very grateful to Cris for being so understanding and gracious about the gap between recording and release! Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Apr 2020

24 min 22 sec

We've reached the end of Season 3! I'll be taking a few months off, both to line up guests for Season 4, and to spend time supporting my favorite local, state, and national candidates in the upcoming elections. If you have suggestions for topics or guests we should bring on in future seasons, or if you'd like to learn more about how you can get involved in affecting the world beyond work, send us a tweet - @wecohere Thanks again for listening, and we'll be back in a few short months <3

Feb 2020

41 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 20, Cecy Correa (@cecycorrea on Twitter) draws on her training in marketing to share how to influence teams. Episode References: The Psychology of Fake News (And What Tech Can Do About It): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cVfYMxqZmI The Knowledge Illusion: https://www.worldcat.org/title/knowledge-illusion/oclc/1027527252/editions?editionsView=true Thinking Fast and Slow: https://www.worldcat.org/title/thinking-fast-and-slow/oclc/917473664 Active Listening: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Active_listening Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Jan 2020

23 min 17 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  What should you expect from a new mentor?  How do you help a new mentor be set up for success?  In Episode 19, Tara Ellis (@maverick_mind on Twitter) shares how to support new mentors.   Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Jan 2020

23 min 22 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 18, Kelsey Hightower (@kelseyhightower on Twitter) talks about the impact of changing tech stacks on teams.  Kelsey talks about introducing technical changes and shares brilliant ideas around: technical changes as an unexpected form of feedback, leading by deferring, gaining trust and meeting goals by making others shine,  scaling by empowering your domain experts, the role of patience in driving adoption to your changes Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Dec 2019

22 min 57 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 17, Nicole Sanchez (@nmsanchez on Twitter, co-creator of the new 1-1 organizer app Digamo) shares detailed advice on 1-1s: what they are, how they help us, what we can learn from them. Show notes: Digamo, 1-1 organizer app Nicole’s management podcast is Impossible To Manage So You Want To Talk About Race, by Ijeoma Oluo UC Berkeley research on race and trust Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Dec 2019

26 min 14 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 16, Danielle Leong (@tsunamino on Twitter) shares how to speak up to set culture as a manager, how to create safe teams, how to recognize teammates for the work they do, and more. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Nov 2019

20 min 52 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 15, Danilo Campos (@_danilo on Twitter, co-creator of the new 1-1 organizer app Digamo) shares detailed advice for how to be an ethical people manager. We dig into a handful of edge cases and examples for how to do this. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Nov 2019

26 min 46 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 14, Anthony Holloway (@techdirtywithme on Twitter / Anthony L Holloway on LinkedIn / deliriouslyraw on Instagram shares how to change the culture on your team in your engineering teams. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Oct 2019

26 min 36 sec

Welcome to Episode 13, the first episode in Season 3! Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  Before his software career began, Mannah Kallon (@mannahkallon on Twitter) worked as both a New York public school teacher and as a BBQ restauranteur.  In Episode 13, we talk with Mannah about what he learned in those careers, and what he's learned to apply and look for in his software career. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Oct 2019

18 min 59 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  Miranda Wang (@ch0xi on Twitter or mirandawang94@gmail.com) led a group of volunteers over a long weekend to create an open source project.  She swiftly transformed a group of strangers into a tight-knit team.  In Episode 12, Miranda shares how she quickly built a temporary team.  We cover ideas and how-tos on sharing and setting community norms, creating  space for questions, and more. Episode 12 is the final episode in Season 2; we'll be back very soon with a third season! Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Oct 2019

23 min 28 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 11, Denise Yu (@deniseyu21 on Twitter or check out her website http://www.deniseyu.io/) shares specific actions engineers can take to grow their effectiveness.  A small sample of the ideas Denise shared: Schedule time to learn from people on other teams Bring a buddy to learning sessions with you Be curious how others feel about what's going on around you Share the impact of others' work with their managers Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Sep 2019

22 min 58 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  Episode 10 covers how to give feedback, what to think about as you're giving feedback, and how to help others get better at giving feedback. All this expertise comes to you from Ambreen Hasan (@ambreenhasan on Twitter or ambreenh on Instagram).  Ambreen started in tech as a Rails developer and has now transitioned to being a Jane-of-all trades working across many different technologies.  Throughout her career, she's regularly been approached for feedback because she gives critical feedback in a way that doesn't make you feel bad about yourself and your abilities -- a truly remarkable skill. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Sep 2019

17 min 7 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  Today's episode is a whopping twenty-six minutes because there was so much I wanted to keep asking my guest, Juan Pablo Buriticá (@buritica on Twitter). Juan Pablo Buriticá has been leading engineering organizations for the past decade.  Prior to his engineering career, Juan worked as a chef and as a pharmaceutical chemist.  We talk about timezones, how communications is the limiter on scaling organizations, how to create social rulesets for individuals to develop personal filters on communication, how to get a pulse on your organization when you're managing managers instead of individual contributors, and much more! Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Want to work with Juan?  He's hiring for a Director of Product Engineering! ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!   Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Aug 2019

26 min 13 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. If you haven't experienced this already, someday you will.  At some point in your career, you'll find yourself in front of a crowd.  Maybe you'll be explaining your architectural vision for the next sprint, or maybe you'll be sharing the team reorg plan. Whatever it is, what can you do to influence the crowd? Today's episode is with Damien Burke (damien@damienburke.com or @exmember on Twitter), an engineer, actor, poker player, and hypnotherapist.  We talk about his experience acting as MC for a small conference, and Damien shares he created a warm, welcoming space that pulled strangers together into a community. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Episode references: Book: Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini: https://www.influenceatwork.com/books/pre-suasion/ What is neuro-linguistic programming: http://www.nlp.com/what-is-nlp/ ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!   Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Jul 2019

22 min 5 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. I thought today's episode would be about leading when you don't have full authority, and it was -- but it was also a conversation about building trust.  Adarsh Pandit (@adarshp on Twitter) explains his mission of enabling joy on any team he works with, and how building trust allows him to do that.  Adarsh shares some of his techniques for building trust, for recovering when things go off the tracks, and for countering social anxiety. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Jul 2019

24 min 24 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. Today's episode covers building trust across differences with Annyce Davis (@brwngrldev on Twitter or annycedavis on LinkedIn).  Annyce is a software developer and leader focused on Android and mobile development.  She shares her mobile expertise through videos, blogs, and conference talks (ask her to present at yours!).  Annyce is an engineering manager who leads the software team at Zola Electric, which provides clean energy to households that suffer from unreliable energy grids. We talk about building trust in a business setting, how different people may value different ways to build trust, and how to learn and do this in your own team. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Episode references: The culture map by Erin Meyer: https://www.erinmeyer.com/book/ (or fnd it at your library) Talk to Me Right! by Annyce Davis: http://adavis.info/2019/02/talk-to-me-right.html (or watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8a49CilmEU&list=PLlMnG4OZ1S7mvmBs4sXvfIgW3uHLrtxjb) ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Jun 2019

24 min 21 sec

This is a quick 3 minute update of what happens next to Storytime With Managers. ---- Transcript ---- Hi, I’m Jennifer Tu, and earlier this year, I set out on an experiment: a podcast microseries that became Storytime with Managers. I’ve been having a lot of fun learning from my guests in this experiment. If you’ve been listening to this series, it might not surprise you that there are 70 - that’s 7-0! - of you regular listeners.  It was a big surprise to me though, and seeing those numbers was the encouragement I needed to start thinking about declaring this microseries our first season and starting a second season.  We’ll be taking a few weeks off to plan out the next season and line up our guests.  And maybe switch the release cadence to every other week instead of weekly? Since we’re talking about a second season, that totally makes this podcast a real live thing.  And that means I want to set goals for myself, so this remains an intentional act. Goal #1 is kind of personal -- in Season 1, I talked with people who I knew and trusted, friends who were willing to help me out as I tried a scary new thing.  In Season 2, I’m going to try to bring on at least one guest who I don’t already know.  This might not sound like much, but it’s a big stretch for me! Goal #2 is to increase the number of subscribers.  I think if I reach a hundred subscribers by the end of Season #2, that’s probably a good indication that we should have a Season #3 - let me know what you think of that. Finally, Goal #3 is -- can I blame this one on my business partner Zee?  Let’s do that and we can credit him for the success, too.  You might not know this about me -- I’m an executive and career coach.  My clients are people who want to change something in their workplace.  My executive coaching clients focus on change in their organizations, and my career coaching clients focus on change in themselves.  If you’re inspired by this podcast to consider hiring me as a coach, that would be Goal #3. You can do that -- or share your thoughts about our podcast -- by tweeting or DMing us @wecohere on Twitter. Thanks for listening.

May 2019

3 min 14 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. In Episode 5, Eddie Kay (@ichthyos) shares his recent experience jobhunting as a manager.  If you've never jobhunted as a manager, this episode is for you!  Eddie shares answers to questions like "how do you schedule interviews on a manager's schedule?". Eddie works at Toast in Boston as a Senior Engineering Manager, and has been in engineering management for about a decade. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!   Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

May 2019

18 min 33 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. In Episode 4, Bavani Kehoe (@jenbavani) shares how she coaches her reports towards autonomy and guides them in following their dreams -- all while working part-time.  We talk about situational leadership model, how to make office hours effective, and managing reports who are working outside your own expertise area. Bavani works at Beyond12 (beyond12.org), a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of low-income, first-generation, and historically under-represented students who graduate from college.  She manages anywhere from 3 to 8 early career professionals and student interns charged with bringing coaching to life through their MyCoach app. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!   Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

May 2019

29 min 35 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. Episode 3 follows Raquel Vélez (@rockbot on Twitter) in her management journey as she moved from lone-manager-at-tiny-startup to discovering her "first team" of engineering manager peers.  Prior to management, Raquel was a JavaScript developer who eventually found her happy place learning to work with systems of people instead of systems of code. We talk about the similarities and differences between small companies and big companies -- the impact of reorganizations, discovering lanes and your first team, managing sideways, securing promotions for your reports -- and how it's still humans all the way down. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

May 2019

28 min 59 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. Episode 2 covers the topic of accepting feedback with Emily Nakashima (@eanakashima on Twitter).  Emily manages the engineering and design teams at a small developer tools startup called Honeycomb.io.  Before Honeycomb, Emily worked at a string of developer tools companies and focused on frontend development and performance optimization. We talk about how to better accept feedback, the correlation between accepting feedback and "growth mindset", blameless retrospectives, and more! Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Episode references: The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz: https://www.miguelruiz.com/the-four-agreements Lillie Chilen's retrospectives guide: https://tech.omadahealth.com/retro-guide/ ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

May 2019

22 min 27 sec

Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. Episode 1 covers the topic of "managing up" with Marco Rogers (@polotek on Twitter).  Marco was previously an engineering manager and director at companies like Yammer, Clover Health, and Lever, and is now happily writing code for Mode Analytics. We talk about what managing up means, Marco's journey to understanding managing up, how any of us can do the same, and how we can help those we manage to learn to manage up. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere

Apr 2019

23 min 34 sec