Category Archives: leadership and management

One on One Meetings

There’s so much great material written about 1:1 meetings that it’d be redundant for me to post an in-depth article on how to have a good experience with these meetings. If you want to take a deep dive on 1:1s I’d recommend Jason Evanish’s excellent posts 1:1s for Great Leaders and 10 Things Every Employee… Read More »

Business Metrics for Humans

This is why I count myself very lucky to have worked so closely with @allspaw – I have watched him explain EBITDA to other engineers as a competitive advantage as important as continuous delivery (he called it "deployment" back then but whatever) — Kristina Salen (@SalenKristina) November 28, 2017 What’s a CTO doing taking… Read More »

Manager Readme

Motivation for this document Funny, the first time I heard of a “manager readme” my reflex reaction was “sounds self-important”. Then I read a dozen or so examples and realized this document has nothing to do with ego but entirely about establishing relationships. It’s for you, the reader, who is likely a new colleague, and… Read More »

Reading List for Technical Leaders

People Skills Jason Evanish writes at The’s subheading reads: “A Blog About Leadership & Management Advice”. This is one of the places I regularly return to for ideas, inspiration, and solutions to a wide variety of topics under the banner of leadership and management. Jason encouraged me to become a 1:1 zealot, never… Read More »