/Pat Kua

Making ‘Big Changes’ Successfully tl;dr: (1) Quantify the problem and success criteria. (2) Start with a tracer bullet. (3) Work in small, end-to-end increments. (4) Prioritize increments by risk and value. (5) Use ratcheting to prevent regressions. (6) Start what you finish.

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Anyone Can Be a Leader tl;dr: “Managers light a fire under people; leaders light a fire in people.” Leaders don't have a title, they can elicit certain qualities, such as courage.

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Reasons To Step Into A Leadership Role (And The Reasons Not To) tl;dr: Pat outlines the reasons to venture into a leadership role. (1) Desire to have more impact. (2) Opportunity to build different skills (3) Interest in watching others grow (4) Desire to improve the environment (5) Act as a Role Model. And the reasons not to.

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5 Engineering Manager Archetypes 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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