Speaking Truth To Power: Reflections On My Career At Microsoft
tl;dr: Cultural shadows of past CEOs remain, so does the flawed management they hired. Microsoft's rejuvenation under the current CEO has come in departments where such managers have been cast aside for less well known, culturally diverse talent. These changes are not prevalent enough though.
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Getting To The Heart Of Digital Accessibility
tl;dr: Inclusivity in tech is still a challenge, and that streams down to the way in which sites are designed. Making them inclusive for others is paramount, here are steps on how you should think about that.
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Knowledge Resides In Teams
tl;dr: The "magic of a gelled team is that they know how to work together". The responsibility of a team's manager is to understand the inter-relationships that create that magic.
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6 Things to Expect When You’re The Only Woman On A Team Of Developers
tl;dr: Among the six, you will learn to speak up in a room full of men and leverage emotional intelligence in managing situations.
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Becoming A Bad-ass Engineering Leader: 5 Tried And True Lessons From A Woman Of Color
tl;dr: Reddy highlights the challenges she faced as she took on a lead engineer role, as both a female and person of color, along with the lessons she learned along the way.
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Rage Against the Codebase: Programmers and Negativity
tl;dr: Negativity in engineering is exasperated by quirks of the profession - negativity is proven to be "frequently viewed as both more intelligent and more competent". However, it's toxic often spreading down the org. A tech lead's negative attitude is adopted by his team, it's dangerous to productivity and expensive to business. Click through Twitter if paywalled.
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