097: The Job of a Manager with Brandon Hays

September 12th, 2018 · 47 mins 54 secs

About this Episode

00:43 – Brandon’s Superpower: Helping Other People Discover Their Own Superpower

02:04 – Maintaining Relationships When People Change Jobs So Frequently

04:31 – Climbing The Corporate Tech Ladder and Strategizing Career Growth

10:25 – Mentorship and Power Disparity

19:00 – Management and Leadership Skills

The Manager's Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change

10 Traits of a Great Manager, According to Google's Internal Research (Project Oxygen)

23:22 – Solving Problems Regardless of Job Title

27:50 – Preservation of Context

31:01 – Becoming a Manager…and Being Bad at it!

32:58 – The New Manager’s Toolkit

Radical Candor  

35:08 – Techniques for Managing From Below to Influence Your Manager

38:19 – Engineers and Business-level Input


John: The deeply ingrained thread in “nerd” and “geek” culture how terrible managers are.

Astrid: The power dynamics that exist that are untapped in engineering.

Coraline: What kind of technical contribution do I want to leave as my legacy?

Brandon: Translating skills from previous careers to new careers.

Not Applicable: What Your Job Post is Really Saying

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