Getting On The Right Level When Solving Problems Collaboratively
January 27th, 2020
In today's episode we're talking about getting too much in the weeds vs. being too far removed. We'll talk about the pros and cons of each and offer suggestions to get out of the weeds and get down from the clouds.
Management Anti-Pattern - Detail Abstraction
January 24th, 2020
If you're standing in a building or riding in a vehicle, look around and think about some of the details around you. Who's job is it to manage the details?
Management Anti-Patterns - False Homogeneity
January 22nd, 2020
What are you focused on today?
Focus is perhaps the one superpower that's common in successful people. In today's episode, we're talking about a management anti-pattern that totally destroys focus and provide a solution to get focus back.
Management Anti-Patterns - Implicit Assignment of Responsibility
January 20th, 2020
If you're listening to this episode in the morning, find a few moments with a piece of paper to write down your top three responsibilities for this week. In today's episode, we're talking about assigning responsibility.
Two Biases that Can Affect Your Work and Relationships
January 17th, 2020
Think about a recent simple decision you made. How rational was your decision making process? In today's episode, we're talking about two biases that can change the way you approach you work and your relationships with that work and the people who work around you.
You'll Never Have All of the Information
January 16th, 2020
Information gathering and solving problems is a fun part of the developer role. In today's episode we're talking about the pros and cons of gathering too much information.
Productivity Isn't About How Much You Get done
January 13th, 2020
Trying to find the most productive way to work. In today's episode we're talking about different ways to think about productivity.
3 Guidelines for Happier Work with Designers
January 10th, 2020
One of the most misunderstood relationships on cross-functional teams are the role of the designer and developer. Often conflicts can go unresolved and assumptions arise of designers and developer stereotypes, and how these two departments can work better together.
Connecting Tasks to Operating Modes
January 9th, 2020
What will be different at the end of today as a result of the actions you take?
Success and Cumulative Advantage
January 6th, 2020
We can't promise that we can make anyone successful, but we can talk about success as a concept from the perspective of systems.
A Key Misconception About Resolutions
January 3rd, 2020
As you begin this new year, we shouldn't overlook the transition of this decade. In today's episode we're talking about a major misconception that can inhibit us from
Holiday Re-Air: Interview w/ Gabriel Weinberg (part 2)
December 27th, 2019
Happy holidays! Today we re-air part two of our interview with Gabriel Weinberg, CEO of DuckDuckGo. Thank you for listening. We hope you enjoy the episode and we're looking forward to sharing new episodes in the new year.
Holiday Re-Air: Interview w/ Gabriel Weinberg
December 23rd, 2019
Today we re-air an interview from 2019 with Gabriel Weinberg, the CEO of DuckDuckGO. Happy holidays and hope you enjoy this interview!
December 20th, 2019
In this episode, we're talking about working with distraction and how we can focus better in the new year.
What We Do With a Lack of Information
December 18th, 2019
Today's episode is about perspective. When you have the perspective that most of what you experience will eventually be forgotten.
Disagreeing Better, On Purpose
December 16th, 2019
Think about any relationship you've had, specifically a professional relationship. These relationships have either explicit or implicit agreements. In today's episode we're talking about explanations if breaking expectations.
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?
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.
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.
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