166: From Software Engineer to Management with Phil Wheeler
January 22nd, 2020 · 1 hr 2 mins
About this Episode
01:10 - Phil’s Superpower: Putting Himself in Others’ Shoes.
02:03/09:14 From Software Engineer to Management
- Empathy Through The Career Shift
- The Learning Curve
- Making a Conscious Choice To Switch
- Gaining Leadership Skills
- Making Your Own Opportunities
03:34 - How Phil Came Into The Greater Than Code Community
- Found Through Twitter
05:54 - Commonalities Between Issues Between USA and NZ
- Inclusion, Equality in Technology
07:05 - Life Science Software Experience
- Cloud Based, LT
- Awareness of Accessibility
16:45 - To Get Into Management or Not
- It’s Not For Everyone
- Impostor Syndrome
18:55 - The Parallels Of Management And Parenting
26:17 - Working From Home Or The Office
- Setting The Right Examples For The Team
- Encouraging People To Take Leave, Learning And Development Opportunities, Health Reasons Without Repercussions
31:47 - Living In A College/University Town
32:54 - Overcoming Impostor Syndrome
- Exists In The Technology Sector
- Exists In Other Disciplines
- Turn The Ship Around!
- The Manager’s Path
35:58 - Empathy For Managers And Employees
- Leadership Development
- Journaling/Note Taking
- Becoming A Technical Leader
51:11 - Phil’s Thoughts For The Future
- Citizens Before Consumers
- What Can We Do Better?
- The Global Digital Citizen Foundation
Jacob: Happy being an individual contributor but contributing to the art of management by being a better employee and having empathy for managers.
Phil: Self-Awareness and empathy. Wanting to push his people in a certain direction but taking that step back and determining where that motivation is coming from.
Chanté: Impostor syndrome: at some point in time we’re all impostors. Doing reading about leadership can help whether you are taking that path or not.
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