Tech Manager Weekly by CTO Craft - Issue #188
Hi there, happy Monday!
Wow - what a week it's been; we've added some amazing new speakers and panelists to the CTO Craft Con agenda, including Sarah Clatterbuck, Senior Director of Engineering at YouTube, Gergely Orosz, author of The Pragmatic Engineer, Jean Hsu of Range and many others. Lots more announcements to come in the Slack group over the next few days!
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Until next time - have a smashing week :)
Andy @ CTO Craft
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McKinsey Report: Is it safe?
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"I want to know how competitively we pay in the market for all our roles”. The question that all People teams dread.
How to Structure Teams for Building Better Software Products
Organizational design for software product development teams.
The 13 best questions to ask during the remote onboarding process
Want to get the remote onboarding process right? Be sure to incorporate these 13 questions. I won’t bury the lede: The one thing you’re likely missing from your remote onboarding process is what I call a “work preferences survey.” The concept is by no means novel.
Leadership & Self-management
Nine Ways to Be an Energizing Online Leader
In case you’ve lost count, you may be one of the many of us who are in month eight of working from home.
These Virtual People Skills Dissolve Distance
As you and your teammates, managers, and leaders work from home, the human challenges of working apart can get in the way. Despite the allure of not having to “go to the office”, many have found working at a distance more challenging than they imagined.
Setting Goals for Superman
As a manager, goal setting should be part of your everyday job, whether it’s for yourself, your team, a tribe, a peer or an individual. At Treatwell, we began fostering a culture of learning.
Why Silicon Valley has so many Bad Managers (and what to do about it)
There are many bad managers in Silicon Valley. We explore the factors causing the Valley to be a breeding ground for bad managers & what to do about it
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JetBrains: The State of Developer Ecosystem in 2020 Infographic
The results of the fourth annual JetBrains Developer Ecosystem Survey 2020 based on the insights of almost 20,000 developers. Learn about programming languages, tools, technologies, and even developer lifestyles.
Product Thinking vs. Project Thinking
One of the biggest challenges a product manager will face (or an organization for that matter) is trying to elevate thinking and culture from a project level to a product level. Project thinking is…
How We Got 10x More Executable Ideas from Our Meetings
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