Hello new year 2023!

Posted on Mon 09 January 2023 in Journal • Tagged with random

It's new years' time! Hope you all had a good holiday season, I did. I was in US in December; one week in Austin, Texas followed by another week in New York.

For this new year, I only want to renew my old resolutions:

  • write more actively
  • read more. I …

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Dump of my blog topics

Posted on Thu 01 December 2022 in Notes • Tagged with draft

Blog topics

Lessons from parenthood for engineering leadership

Navigating through chaos / Interruption driven development How to get better at it or embrace chaos

Onboarding for new EMs Remote first and onboarding

Tech hiring. Good and Bad

DB - memory Performance - reviews Everything is tied around people.

Reset & recharge - humans need it …

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My Leadership Strengths

Posted on Tue 01 November 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with EM

My Top 5 Themes 1. Strategic 2. Relator 3. Achiever 4. Learner 5. Responsibility

With a keen eye for Strategy, I am adept at identifying opportunities for growth and improvement, formulating comprehensive plans, and executing them effectively. This has enabled me to drive positive change and deliver outstanding results consistently …

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What is humility

Posted on Thu 15 September 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with EM

Humility is the anecdote to arrogance. Humility is a recognition that we don’t know, that we were wrong, that we’re not better than anyone else. Humility is simple to understand but hard to practice. Humility isn’t a lack of confidence but an earned confidence. The confidence to …

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What is the EM aka Engineering Manager role?

Posted on Thu 15 September 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with EM

The following can be summarized as getting things done and the supporting activities that enable a high performing team environment:

  • Business Impact - Clear business metrics and working towards ambitious goals
  • Team Health - Team members are engaged and complement each other in achieving common goals autonomously
  • Productivity - MVP mindset, continuous improvements …

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Job hunting advice for beginners

Posted on Wed 07 September 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with advice, career, mentoring

Regarding the article that I mentioned about a portfolio website is not important while applying for your first developer job, here is the link to it.

In addition to that, as I mentioned during the call, focus on your learnings and convince the hiring manager of how much learning you …

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How to handle anxiety at work?

Posted on Thu 01 September 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with advice, mentoring

I am going through a lot of stress and anxiety these days and also I switched to new job. I am unable to perform since I am not focussed. Also taking some counselling. My manager has appointed a team lead to work with me daily for 2 hour and now …

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Is career in tech high pressure?

Posted on Wed 31 August 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with career, mentoring

I want to hear your opinion/experience on whether a career in tech is high pressure, depending on whether the role is in a startup, consultancy or something else(?).

Today I had to attend a job interview with a start-up while my kid was with me. The first question the …

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Story telling inspiration

Posted on Mon 15 August 2022 in Notes • Tagged with draft, writing

Lin Clark https://code-cartoons.com/ Maggie Appleton https://maggieappleton.com/drawinginvisibles1 Julia Evans https://wizardzines.com/ Anand from Gramener http://www.s-anand.net/blog/category/visualisation/ Storylabs from Gramener https://gramener.com/storylabs/

Women Who Code Fellowship 2021 - My experience

Posted on Sun 07 August 2022 in Leadership • Tagged with wwcode

I gave my first keynote at WWCode Connect Recharge 2022. I am humbled by this opportunity. As a leadership fellow with WWCode I get to interact with the community and be recognised as a leader outside of my regular day to day job too. Thank you WWCode!

I got featured …

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