Storytime With Managers

Assessing for Growth with Mannah Kallon

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In "Storytime With Managers", Jennifer Tu asks the questions you might ask an expert over a cup of coffee - including the ones you feel scared to ask - packaged up neatly into 20min podcast episodes.

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Twitter: @wecohere

Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/

Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!

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In "Storytime With Managers", Jennifer Tu asks the questions you might ask an expert over a cup of coffee - including the ones you feel scared to ask - packaged up neatly into 20min podcast episodes.

Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers!
Twitter: @wecohere

Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/

Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!

Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers!
Twitter: @wecohere

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Ethical People Management with Danilo Campos
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 15, Danilo Campos (@_danilo on Twitter, co-creator of the new 1-1 organizer app Digamo) shares detailed advice for how to be an ethical people manager. We dig into a handful of edge cases and examples for how to do this. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
26:46
November 13, 2019
Enabling Change with Anthony Holloway
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 14, Anthony Holloway (@techdirtywithme on Twitter / Anthony L Holloway on LinkedIn / deliriouslyraw on Instagram shares how to change the culture on your team in your engineering teams. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
26:36
October 30, 2019
Assessing for Growth with Mannah Kallon
Welcome to Episode 13, the first episode in Season 3! Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  Before his software career began, Mannah Kallon (@mannahkallon on Twitter) worked as both a New York public school teacher and as a BBQ restauranteur.  In Episode 13, we talk with Mannah about what he learned in those careers, and what he's learned to apply and look for in his software career. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ We are edited by Mandy Moore and the Dev Reps team (http://www.devreps.com/). Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
18:59
October 16, 2019
Temporary Teams with Miranda Wang
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  Miranda Wang (@ch0xi on Twitter or mirandawang94@gmail.com) led a group of volunteers over a long weekend to create an open source project.  She swiftly transformed a group of strangers into a tight-knit team.  In Episode 12, Miranda shares how she quickly built a temporary team.  We cover ideas and how-tos on sharing and setting community norms, creating  space for questions, and more. Episode 12 is the final episode in Season 2; we'll be back very soon with a third season! Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
23:28
October 2, 2019
From Engineering To Product And Back Again with Denise Yu
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  In Episode 11, Denise Yu (@deniseyu21 on Twitter or check out her website http://www.deniseyu.io/) shares specific actions engineers can take to grow their effectiveness.  A small sample of the ideas Denise shared: Schedule time to learn from people on other teams Bring a buddy to learning sessions with you Be curious how others feel about what's going on around you Share the impact of others' work with their managers Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
22:58
September 18, 2019
Giving Feedback with Ambreen Hasan
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  Episode 10 covers how to give feedback, what to think about as you're giving feedback, and how to help others get better at giving feedback. All this expertise comes to you from Ambreen Hasan (@ambreenhasan on Twitter or ambreenh on Instagram).  Ambreen started in tech as a Rails developer and has now transitioned to being a Jane-of-all trades working across many different technologies.  Throughout her career, she's regularly been approached for feedback because she gives critical feedback in a way that doesn't make you feel bad about yourself and your abilities -- a truly remarkable skill. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
17:07
September 4, 2019
Managing Managers, Remotely with Juan Pablo Buriticá
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest to both established and budding leaders in technology fields.  Today's episode is a whopping twenty-six minutes because there was so much I wanted to keep asking my guest, Juan Pablo Buriticá (@buritica on Twitter). Juan Pablo Buriticá has been leading engineering organizations for the past decade.  Prior to his engineering career, Juan worked as a chef and as a pharmaceutical chemist.  We talk about timezones, how communications is the limiter on scaling organizations, how to create social rulesets for individuals to develop personal filters on communication, how to get a pulse on your organization when you're managing managers instead of individual contributors, and much more! Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Want to work with Juan?  He's hiring for a Director of Product Engineering! ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!   Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
26:13
August 7, 2019
In Front Of A Crowd with Damien Burke
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. If you haven't experienced this already, someday you will.  At some point in your career, you'll find yourself in front of a crowd.  Maybe you'll be explaining your architectural vision for the next sprint, or maybe you'll be sharing the team reorg plan. Whatever it is, what can you do to influence the crowd? Today's episode is with Damien Burke (damien@damienburke.com or @exmember on Twitter), an engineer, actor, poker player, and hypnotherapist.  We talk about his experience acting as MC for a small conference, and Damien shares he created a warm, welcoming space that pulled strangers together into a community. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Episode references: Book: Pre-suasion by Robert Cialdini: https://www.influenceatwork.com/books/pre-suasion/ What is neuro-linguistic programming: http://www.nlp.com/what-is-nlp/ ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!   Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
22:05
July 24, 2019
Enabling Joy with Adarsh Pandit
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. I thought today's episode would be about leading when you don't have full authority, and it was -- but it was also a conversation about building trust.  Adarsh Pandit (@adarshp on Twitter) explains his mission of enabling joy on any team he works with, and how building trust allows him to do that.  Adarsh shares some of his techniques for building trust, for recovering when things go off the tracks, and for countering social anxiety. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
24:24
July 10, 2019
Stroopwafels And Trust with Annyce Davis
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. Today's episode covers building trust across differences with Annyce Davis (@brwngrldev on Twitter or annycedavis on LinkedIn).  Annyce is a software developer and leader focused on Android and mobile development.  She shares her mobile expertise through videos, blogs, and conference talks (ask her to present at yours!).  Annyce is an engineering manager who leads the software team at Zola Electric, which provides clean energy to households that suffer from unreliable energy grids. We talk about building trust in a business setting, how different people may value different ways to build trust, and how to learn and do this in your own team. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Episode references: The culture map by Erin Meyer: https://www.erinmeyer.com/book/ (or fnd it at your library) Talk to Me Right! by Annyce Davis: http://adavis.info/2019/02/talk-to-me-right.html (or watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m8a49CilmEU&list=PLlMnG4OZ1S7mvmBs4sXvfIgW3uHLrtxjb) ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY): www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
24:21
June 26, 2019
3 Minutes Between Seasons (yes, Seasons! plural!!)
This is a quick 3 minute update of what happens next to Storytime With Managers. ---- Transcript ---- Hi, I’m Jennifer Tu, and earlier this year, I set out on an experiment: a podcast microseries that became Storytime with Managers. I’ve been having a lot of fun learning from my guests in this experiment. If you’ve been listening to this series, it might not surprise you that there are 70 - that’s 7-0! - of you regular listeners.  It was a big surprise to me though, and seeing those numbers was the encouragement I needed to start thinking about declaring this microseries our first season and starting a second season.  We’ll be taking a few weeks off to plan out the next season and line up our guests.  And maybe switch the release cadence to every other week instead of weekly? Since we’re talking about a second season, that totally makes this podcast a real live thing.  And that means I want to set goals for myself, so this remains an intentional act. Goal #1 is kind of personal -- in Season 1, I talked with people who I knew and trusted, friends who were willing to help me out as I tried a scary new thing.  In Season 2, I’m going to try to bring on at least one guest who I don’t already know.  This might not sound like much, but it’s a big stretch for me! Goal #2 is to increase the number of subscribers.  I think if I reach a hundred subscribers by the end of Season #2, that’s probably a good indication that we should have a Season #3 - let me know what you think of that. Finally, Goal #3 is -- can I blame this one on my business partner Zee?  Let’s do that and we can credit him for the success, too.  You might not know this about me -- I’m an executive and career coach.  My clients are people who want to change something in their workplace.  My executive coaching clients focus on change in their organizations, and my career coaching clients focus on change in themselves.  If you’re inspired by this podcast to consider hiring me as a coach, that would be Goal #3. You can do that -- or share your thoughts about our podcast -- by tweeting or DMing us @wecohere on Twitter. Thanks for listening.
03:15
May 29, 2019
Jobhunting As A Manager with Eddie Kay
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. In Episode 5, Eddie Kay (@ichthyos) shares his recent experience jobhunting as a manager.  If you've never jobhunted as a manager, this episode is for you!  Eddie shares answers to questions like "how do you schedule interviews on a manager's schedule?". Eddie works at Toast in Boston as a Senior Engineering Manager, and has been in engineering management for about a decade. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!   Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
18:33
May 22, 2019
Coaching Towards Autonomy And Dreams with Bavani Kehoe
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. In Episode 4, Bavani Kehoe (@jenbavani) shares how she coaches her reports towards autonomy and guides them in following their dreams -- all while working part-time.  We talk about situational leadership model, how to make office hours effective, and managing reports who are working outside your own expertise area. Bavani works at Beyond12 (beyond12.org), a nonprofit dedicated to increasing the number of low-income, first-generation, and historically under-represented students who graduate from college.  She manages anywhere from 3 to 8 early career professionals and student interns charged with bringing coaching to life through their MyCoach app. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant!   Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
29:36
May 15, 2019
Finding Your First Team with Raquel Vélez
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. Episode 3 follows Raquel Vélez (@rockbot on Twitter) in her management journey as she moved from lone-manager-at-tiny-startup to discovering her "first team" of engineering manager peers.  Prior to management, Raquel was a JavaScript developer who eventually found her happy place learning to work with systems of people instead of systems of code. We talk about the similarities and differences between small companies and big companies -- the impact of reorganizations, discovering lanes and your first team, managing sideways, securing promotions for your reports -- and how it's still humans all the way down. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
28:59
May 8, 2019
Accepting Feedback with Emily Nakashima
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. Episode 2 covers the topic of accepting feedback with Emily Nakashima (@eanakashima on Twitter).  Emily manages the engineering and design teams at a small developer tools startup called Honeycomb.io.  Before Honeycomb, Emily worked at a string of developer tools companies and focused on frontend development and performance optimization. We talk about how to better accept feedback, the correlation between accepting feedback and "growth mindset", blameless retrospectives, and more! Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. --- Episode references: The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz: https://www.miguelruiz.com/the-four-agreements Lillie Chilen's retrospectives guide: https://tech.omadahealth.com/retro-guide/ ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/  Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
22:27
May 1, 2019
Managing Up with Marco Rogers
Storytime With Managers is a collection of twenty minute conversations where Jennifer Tu finds answers to questions of interest for both established and budding leaders in technology fields. Episode 1 covers the topic of "managing up" with Marco Rogers (@polotek on Twitter).  Marco was previously an engineering manager and director at companies like Yammer, Clover Health, and Lever, and is now happily writing code for Mode Analytics. We talk about what managing up means, Marco's journey to understanding managing up, how any of us can do the same, and how we can help those we manage to learn to manage up. Tell us what you think of our podcast!  We're on Twitter as @wecohere. ---- Our theme music is by Kevin MacLeod (CC-BY):www.orangefreesounds.com/electronic-ambient-easy-listening-music/ Editing by Bryant from Zinc (https://www.zincma.de/) - thanks for making us sound so good, Bryant! Tell us what you think of Storytime With Managers! Twitter: @wecohere
23:34
April 22, 2019
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