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Tech Leadership Weekly

Issue 89, November 8, 2017

How to have meetings that don’t suck

Meetings can become useful with planning forethought. Every meeting should have an agenda and an owner to keep them focused and on track. Consider the opportunity cost of every meeting and each person attending. Find an asynchronous option for status updates instead of status meetings. Spend most of your time with direct reports, not in meetings with other peers. Meetings work with focus and purpose.

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Julie Zhuo
5 Hard Questions to Ask Yourself During a Conflict

Conflict happens, often more than we like to admit. When you find yourself at odds with someone, pause. Do you actually disagree with the other person? Can you articulate their view? Have you made your point clear? Would you be comfortable saying what your saying in front of a group? If not, stop. Always ask yourself "what would happen if I lost". Sometimes an argument isn't worth fighting for.

Reading Time: 6 minutes

Jamie Talbot
Engineering growth: introduction

Medium introduces a framework for growing software engineers. This framework provides a structured, inclusive, transparent approach to developing people.

Reading Time: 6 minutes

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