/Management

How To Prepare Your Virtual Teams For The Long Haul

- Mark Mortensen Constance Noonan Hadley tl;dr: Due to the pandemic and economic issues, there may be a lack of clarity of a team's role within its org, fading interpersonal connections, low motivation and overwhelming workloads. This article outlines a 3 stage model for managers - triage, stabilization, and long-term care.

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Technical Program Management (TPM) Principles @ Lyft

- John Walpole tl;dr: 9 principles in total starting with (1) customer obsession (2) ownership (3) technical depth.

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Reflections On Being A Female Founder

- Tracy Young tl;dr: Tracy tells her story as a female founder & CEO of PlanGrid, which grew from 5 to 450 employees, and her experiences running the company while pregnant, fundraising, being acquired and more.

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Remote First At Quora

- Adam D'Angelo tl;dr: A thorough rundown of what remote first looks like at Quora. The SF office will become a co-working space for employees that want a space to work out of. All leadership will work remotely.

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Stuff I've Learned About Diversity, Equity And Inclusion Over The Past Few Years

- Will Larson tl;dr: Current best practices around D&I aren't necessarily impactful. Will believes the following result in genuine progress (1) Don’t tokenize others (2) Don’t center yourself (3) Don’t be comfortable, and focus on what actually works.

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5 Engineering Manager Archetypes

- Pat Kua tl;dr: Engineering managers' roles tend to vary considerably. Pat analyses and outlines 5 archetypes, scoring each against 4 key skills - technical, team, process and product.

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Why Are CEOs Failing Software Engineers?

- Gandalf Hudlow tl;dr: Financial and business are common, well established forms of management. Creative management is less established. Software engineering is dominated by business management but should fall under creative management, as it's a designed to unlock new value. We are guided through basic tenets of creative management.

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Board Diversity

- Fred Wilson tl;dr: Diversity often happens in boards when a company is ready to go public. Fred outlines a plan to tackle that at the early stage of a company.

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Trapped in a Values Oasis

- Will Larson tl;dr: A Value Oasis is when a team's values misalign with the org's. This can be "messy," especially when the team's leader - who created the Oasis - is no longer present. An effective leader can use the "model, document and share” method to effect wider change within the organization.

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Diversity, Inclusion, And Belonging For All

tl;dr: LinkedIn's open course to "learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organizations."

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