Two More Guidelines for Better Feedback Loops (Part Three)
December 13th, 2019
Are your processes useful? In the last couple of episodes, we've been talking about feedback loops and in today's episode we're continuing that discussion and zooming out to make sure our feedback loops are proving useful.
Two Guidelines for Better Feedback Loops (Part Two)
December 11th, 2019
In the last episode we talked about feedback loops and in today's episode, we're talking about how that feedback loop can lead to automatic responses.
Better Feedback Loops (Part One) - Validation and Cycle Time
December 9th, 2019
In today's episode, we're focusing on self-improvement, specifically focusing on the idea of a feedback loop and how we can use them to change and improve.
Justifying Feature Work with User Roles and Motivations
December 6th, 2019
What was the last feature you built that wasn't as useful as you'd hoped? How can we avoid this scenario?
Hypocognition and the Importance of Concepts
December 4th, 2019
Can you experience a feeling that you don't have a name for? In today's episode we're talking about complex feelings and building a framework for creating memories and knowledge.
Colliding Titles and Roles
December 2nd, 2019
How do titles and roles function on a team and how can they lead us astray? Today, we're talking about roles on development teams and what they mean.
Managing Requests, Making Commitments
November 29th, 2019
Today we're talking about how to think about requests and different ways to manage too many requests.
The Benefit of Our Predecessors
November 27th, 2019
We're taking a moment to express a bit of gratitude for our environment that gave us the opportunity to work in the development field.
The Illusion of Balancing Priorities
November 25th, 2019
The conflict you face on your team is likely due to competing priorities. Ultimately, it's on us to determine what our priorities are when pulled in different directions. In today's episode, we're talking about why priority is not a sole decision but a team decision.
Commit To Actions, Measure Outcomes
November 22nd, 2019
Take a minute to think about the amount of responsibilities you have.
Check Your Leverage
November 20th, 2019
Everybody's words have influence on the people around them. In today's episode, we're going to talk about how our words can give us leverage as a professional and fellow team mate.
Meetings Can Trick Your Emotions
November 18th, 2019
How can we avoid the false sense of positivity that can occur after meetings and how can we engage in the right kinds of meetings?
Preserving Subcultural Language
November 16th, 2019
Today, we're talking about how your companies sub-cultural language and how that relates to clarity in knowledge transfer.
Different Behaviors with the Same Values - Practicing Modes
November 13th, 2019
In the last episode, we talked about modifier functions. In today's episode, we're talking about modes and paradigms in the form of everyday goals and processes.
How Small Behaviors Cascade into Life-Changing Results
November 11th, 2019
Context is a big deal in the job of a developer. In today's episode, we're applying a zoomed out model of thinking to everyday behavior to make us better developers, co-workers and leaders.
Focusing On Improving One Value At A Time
November 8th, 2019
In today's episode, we're talking about how we can practice values and stay focused without overanalyzing every detail.
Tracing Chained Motivations
November 6th, 2019
What causes us to do the things we do? In today's episode, we're discussing the complexity of motivations and identifying the chains of motivations in our actions as developers.
Productivity In The Face of Ambiguity with Functional Assumptions
November 4th, 2019
A senior engineer will often answer every question starting with "It Depends..." In today's episode, we're talking about context and decision making beyond, "It Depends".
Ask Better Questions
November 1st, 2019
What do your questions create? Every question we ask as a developer or manager has an impact on the person or people we are asking. In today's episode, we're talking about shifting question asking from the way we intuitively ask to a new way.
Interview with Anil Dash (Part 2)
October 30th, 2019
Today we air part 2 of our interview with Anil Glitch, CEO of Glitch.
In today's episode we talk about moving some wasteful processes and systems from explicit to implicit.
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In the last couple of episodes we've been talking about how to move certain implicit systems to become more explicit. Personal ways of thinking and mechanisms that help us get through our day by going into auto-pilot. Today we're talking about implicit systems that managers use and how we can develop more explicit systems.
Today's episode we're joined by Jessica Hall, Co-Author of the book Product Mindsetand in this part two of our two part interview with Jessica we talk about the career things she's most interested in right now and the three things that distinguish the folks she works with.
In today's episode, we talk about the difficulty of imagining an alternate reality, and how that affects our decision making for the future.
Today's episode is sponsored by Barclays.
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This week, we go back to an older format - 3x3. This week we'll give three different techniques for different challenges we're faced with as developers today, we're talking about Uncovering Hidden Information
You've probably seen the stereotypical hacker type. Someone who stays up late, drinking energy drinks endlessly and working in the dark. In today's episode we're uncovering core features of the 10x engineer stereotype and why this could be viewed as unhealthy.
You're Not So Important - Why Our Ego Drives Anxiety in the Workspace
What does a long career as an individual contributor look like? The answer isn't always clear cut, especially if you're give the option of becoming a manager. Today, we'll talk to Matt Klein about how he approaches that.
The Connection Between Imagination, Confidence and Performance
There's a difficult road in front of anyone who is on a job search. Occasionally, opportunities will land in your lap, but more often, it's a constant review of scanning job descriptions and applications.