Imposter Syndrome

Posted on Fri 26 May 2023 in Leadership • Tagged with draft

This post is from a LinkedIn snippet and not mine.

"Too often, we put pressure on ourselves to have everything figured out before we get started."

We want the perfect plan, the perfect execution, and the perfect outcome. But here's the truth: we'll never be able to perfectly predict the …

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Why are we slow to deliver?

Posted on Wed 26 April 2023 in Leadership • Tagged with draft

I have been pondering about this tweet a lot! It is not entirely tech debt for us, but overall we as PSP team are struggling because we cannot be fast and there are so many things we keep firefighting that are not visible outside …

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EM Habits

Posted on Thu 13 April 2023 in Leadership • Tagged with EM, draft

Life as a Manager is not easy. Over time, I have developed some habits that let me stay organised and get work done better and faster. I like to stay disciplined and not take anything for granted.

  • Block calendar. Calendar ettiquette is very important to me and I am a …

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How to reverse mentor?

Posted on Tue 04 April 2023 in Leadership • Tagged with advice, mentoring, draft

In case you have ever looked for a mentor 👩‍🏫 you have probably defined what your mentor should be like. But in a mentor-mentee relationship it is just as important to be a great mentee 👨‍🎓 ! Characteristics of a great mentee:

You are open to impulses and feedback 👂 You listen attentively to …

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Growing a Manager

Posted on Wed 29 March 2023 in Leadership • Tagged with mentoring, draft

They can do better than me. I need to trust in them to be able to do the job.

I went through a similar mindset and emotions when I stepped into a Lead role. I had to let go of the codebase that I wrote from scratch.

Growing a Senior …

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Do not be sorry

Posted on Thu 26 January 2023 in Leadership • Tagged with mentoring, advice, draft

As an under-represented person in tech, I used to use "sorry" a lot in my verbal communication.

Over time, I learned to avoid this.

Some examples:

Sorry, I am sick. I need to take a day off.

Do not be sorry if you are sick. When you are sick, you …

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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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Story telling inspiration

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

Lin Clark Maggie Appleton Julia Evans Anand from Gramener Storylabs from Gramener