Tech Lead Coaching

No. 28 - I Was a Totally Mediocre Tech Lead

An episode of Tech Lead Coaching

By Michael Rice
Being a tech lead, hands on engineering manager, or startup CTO is a huge challenge. This podcast's goal is to give you confidence, certainty, and clarity in the role. Let's get started ✅
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No. 55 - Six proven influence techniques, applied to the tech lead role
Hey Tech Leads, Let's talk about the famous Prof. Cialdini's six persuasion/influence short cuts and how they apply to tech leads. Prof. Cialdini's book, Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion, is available here. Remember: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of hyperbole, half complete thoughts, and other errata. The more polished stuff will be available—same day—on my Substact! Only $7 per month: michaelrice.substack.com SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:49 - What This Podcast Is All About 1:32 - Topic of the Week: Influence 12:37 - Summary 14:46 - Thanks for Listening! FREE RESOURCES- Book:  How To Be A Tech Lead  ($0) on Leanpub Get on my email list - two or more free emails per month! michaelrice.substack.com Join the free, volunteer based, tech lead coaching network:  Tech Lead Coaching Network      If you’re in Los Angeles with me, join  Tech Lead Workshops LA! Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and give us an awesome rating!!
16:49
September 18, 2019
No. 54 - Influence as a tech lead - new week, new topic!
Hey Tech Leads, Let's get back to first principles about leadership.  John Maxwell says, roughly, that leadership is followership and followership comes from influence. Thus, leadership is followership. We're going to focus on it this week! Remember: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of hyperbole, half complete thoughts, and other errata. The more polished stuff will be available—same day—on my Substact! Only $7 per month: michaelrice.substack.com SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:53 - What This Podcast Is All About 1:49 - Topic of the Week: Influence 12:21 - Thanks for Listening! FREE RESOURCES- Book:  How To Be A Tech Lead  ($0) on Leanpub Get on my email list - two or more free emails per month! michaelrice.substack.com Join the free, volunteer based, tech lead coaching network:  Tech Lead Coaching Network    If you’re in Los Angeles with me, join  Tech Lead Workshops LA! Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and give us an awesome rating!!
13:25
September 16, 2019
No. 53 - Hiring: try this model next time you have an interview, tech leads!
Hey Tech Leads, Hiring is a topic I've stayed away from for a long time. We're focusing on it this week though.  Today, I'm proposing what I think will be a workable model for you on your next interview or hiring process. Really want to know what you think of it. Remember: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of hyperbole, half complete thoughts, and other errata. The more polished stuff will be available—same day—on my Substact! Only $7 per month: michaelrice.substack.com SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:38 - What This Podcast Is All About 1:35 - Introduction to our topic for the week: HIRING!! 9:20 - Thanks for Listening! FREE RESOURCES- Book:  How To Be A Tech Lead  ($0) on Leanpub Get on my email list - two or more free emails per month! michaelrice.substack.com Join the free, volunteer based, tech lead coaching network:  Tech Lead Coaching Network  If you’re in Los Angeles with me, join  Tech Lead Workshops LA! Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and give us an awesome rating!!
10:52
September 11, 2019
No. 52 - Let's Talk About Hiring, Tech Leads!
Hey Tech Leads, Hiring is a topic I've stayed away from for a long time. This week, let's try to come up with some kind of workable model for hiring as a tech lead that gives you certainty, clarity, and confidence when hiring as a tech lead! Remember: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of hyperbole, half complete thoughts, and other errata. The more polished stuff will be available—same day—on my Substact! Only $7 per month: michaelrice.substack.com SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:39 - What This Podcast Is All About 1:39 - Introduction to our topic for the week: HIRING!! 10:50 - Thanks for Listening! FREE RESOURCES- Book:  How To Be A Tech Lead  ($0) on Leanpub Get on my email list - two or more free emails per month! michaelrice.substack.com Join the free, volunteer based, tech lead coaching network:  Tech Lead Coaching Network  If you’re in Los Angeles with me, join  Tech Lead Workshops LA! Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and give us an awesome rating!!
12:14
September 9, 2019
No. 51 - Let's Tie It Together: What Is Your Intention for Your Tech Leadership?
Hey Tech Leads, Let's wrap up our week long discussion on intention with some specifics. It's been our squishiest and longest topic, so thanks for toughing it out tech leads. It's Friday: FINISH STRONG!  Remember: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of hyperbole, half complete thoughts, and other errata. The more polished stuff will be available—same day—on my Substact! Only $7 per month: michaelrice.substack.com SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:55 - What This Podcast Is All About 2:20 - Let's Get Specific About Intentions w/ an Example 12:12 - Thanks for Listening! FREE RESOURCES- * Book:  How To Be A Tech Lead  ($0) on Leanpub * Get on my email list - two or more free emails per month! michaelrice.substack.com * Join the free, volunteer based, tech lead coaching network:  Tech Lead Coaching Network  * If you’re in Los Angeles with me, join  Tech Lead Workshops LA! Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and give us an awesome rating!!
13:55
September 6, 2019
No. 50 - How To Use This Intention Thing In Your Tech Leadership
Hey Tech Leads, Let's continue our conversation about intentions. In today's episode, we build on Monday's intro to give an example of how to apply intentions as a tech lead to a hypothetical. We're half way to Friday, tech leads!  And this podcast is exactly half a century! *Remember*: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of hyperbole, half complete thoughts, and other errata. The more polished stuff will be available—same day—on my Substact! Only $7 per month: michaelrice.substack.com JOIN NOW! SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:36 - What This Podcast Is All About 1:32 - Let's Get Specific About Intentions w/ an Example 9:15 - Thanks for Listening! FREE RESOURCES- * Book:  How To Be A Tech Lead  ($0) on Leanpub * Get on my email list - two or more free emails per month! michaelrice.substack.com * Join the free, volunteer based, tech lead coaching network:  Tech Lead Coaching Network  * If you’re in Los Angeles with me, join  Tech Lead Workshops LA ! Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and get us an awesome rating!!
10:21
September 4, 2019
No. 49 - Monday Motivation: what's your INTENTION tech leads?
Hey Tech Leads, I’m starting a new job on Tuesday! So top of mind this week is getting things started and shifting your focus from goals to intentions. *Remember*: the new structure of the podcast is to be a place where we can think through some thoughts and be sketchy about stuff. It’s full of hyperbole, half complete thoughts, and other errata. The more polished stuff will be available—same day—on my Substact! Only $7 per month: michaelrice.substack.com JOIN NOW! SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:40 - What This Podcast Is All About 1:50 - Monday Motivation: Focus on Your Intention 7:50 - Thanks for Listening! FREE RESOURCES- * Book:  How To Be A Tech Lead  ($0) on Leanpub * Get on my email list - two or more free emails per month! michaelrice.substack.com  * Join the free, volunteer based, tech lead coaching network:  Tech Lead Coaching Network  * If you’re in Los Angeles with me, join  Tech Lead Workshops LA ! Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and get us an awesome rating!!
09:36
September 2, 2019
No. 48 - Your team needs to SHOW UP in meetings!
Hey Tech Leads, On this episode I go a little hard. I pound on the idea that your team needs to be engaged in meetings. But how? SEGMENTS- 0:03 - Intro 👋 0:31 - What This Podcast Is All About 1:42 - Friday topic: GET YOUR TEAM TO SHOW UP IN MEETINGS 15:04 - Thanks for Listening! FREE RESOURCES- Book: How To Be A Tech Lead ($0) on Leanpub Get on my email list - two or more free emails per month! michaelrice.substack.com Join the free, volunteer based, tech lead coaching network: Tech Lead Coaching Network If you're in Los Angeles with me, join Tech Lead Workshops LA! Don't forget to hit the subscribe button and get us an awesome rating!!
17:05
August 30, 2019
No. 47 - Let's refresh this thing + mental toughness for tech leads 🧠💪
I've left you hanging for +/- 16 weeks!!!! Let's talk about where we came from, where we're going, and mental toughness. 🧠💪 In this episode I mention the new, paid, email list for tech leads @ michaelrice.substack.com - the good stuff is there! SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:16 - What This Podcast Is All About 1:45 - What the Future Holds 5:01 - Midweek Topic: MENTAL TOUGHNESS FOR TECH LEADS 13:26 - So, In Summary... Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at me@michaelrice.com. 
14:31
August 28, 2019
No. 46 - It's Monday. Find the Right Mental Attitude Anyway, Tech Leads
It's Monday and you need some motivation. So do I. In this episode, I give you some ideas about why being negative is so lame and an idea about how to improve your psychological capital -- just to scratch the very surface of a BIG topic! Links:  https://www.ivyexec.com/career-advice/2014/positively-happy-at-work/ https://www.forbes.com/sites/elenabajic/2014/09/12/how-to-adjust-your-attitude-and-keep-your-job/#138872b0281d Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoaching.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:03 - Intro 👋 0:10 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:45 - Our Topic of the Day: Refactoring Anxieties 6:04 - So, In Summary... 6:39 - How to Get Involved 7:14 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
07:36
April 22, 2019
No. 45 - Refactoring Anxieties - You Can Help, Tech Leads!
Rambling post today about about what it means to stress out about code as a junior developer as you're refactoring, how you can help as a tech lead, and why it's important that you do! The post I mention in the pod is here: https://dev.to/jnschrag/refactoring-the-worst-code-i-ve-ever-written-42c7 Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:55 - Our Topic of the Day: Refactoring Anxieties 8:22 - So, In Summary... 8:53 - How to Get Involved 9:26 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
09:44
April 19, 2019
No. 44 - You Don't Know the Tech Lead Coaching Network!
Hey tech leads: wanna tell you about the Tech Lead Coaching Network: we've got case study workshops. We've got peer to peer coaching network (join!!). We've got the podcast (you know me). And we've got a Tech Lead Tuesday morning conference call. And you can be part of all of it! Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:53 - Our Topic of the Day: You Don't Know the Tech Lead Coaching Network 10:41 - So, In Summary... 11:02 - How to Get Involved 11:36 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
11:57
April 18, 2019
No. 43 - Embrace Conflict On Your Team--It's a Big Leadership Moment, Tech Leads!
Not all conflict has to be bad and not all conflict has to turn toxic. Let's discuss stepping into that moment tech leads! Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:52 - Our Topic of the Day: Conflict - a Dreaded Word 8:21 - So, In Summary... 8:47 - How to Get Involved 9:23 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
09:42
April 17, 2019
No. 42 - It's OK If You Have To Repeat Yourself, Tech Leads!
Your engineers will forget the vision, no matter how compelling it is. So it's ok if you have to repeat yourself! DO IT! Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:49 - Our Topic of the Day: Broken Record 5:14 - So, In Summary... 5:35 - How to Get Involved 6:07 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
06:23
April 16, 2019
No. 41 - Tech Leads: Focus On What You Can Control, Not What You Can't
It's Monday and it's Tax Day and there's nothing you can do about it. Focus on what you CAN control tech leads! Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:52 - Our Topic of the Day: Results 3:58 - So, In Summary... 4:16 - How to Get Involved 4:48 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
05:04
April 15, 2019
No. 40 - Tech Leads Always Get Some Kind of Result. What Are you Getting?
You are going to get results no matter what you do. The question is what kind are you going to get? Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:13 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:54 - Our Topic of the Day: Results 6:45 - So, In Summary... 7:13 - How to Get Involved 7:52 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
08:06
April 12, 2019
No. 39 - You Need Coaching, Tech Leads :-)
In today's episode I want you to consider joining the coaching network--no matter where you are! Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:16 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:52 - Our Topic of the Day: Start With WHY, Vision Crafters 6:20 - So, In Summary... 6:54 - How to Get Involved 7:23 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
07:52
April 11, 2019
No. 38 - What's Better? Slack or Real Life Meetings? Weigh In Tech Leads
Let's talk about what's better: real life meetings or Slack based meetings? And when is which one better? Blogs I mentioned: Meetings that work (and don’t) in Slack Office Hours: Slack vs. Email vs. Meeting Get off Slack and go talk to your teammates Don't forget to download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:12 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:54 - Our Topic of the Day: Start With WHY, Vision Crafters 13:37 - So, In Summary... 14:15 - How to Get Involved 14:48 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
15:09
April 10, 2019
No. 37 - Be a Great Vision Crafter Tech Leads!
Let's do another deep dive on crafting compelling visions by exploring the WHY of the vision - even for something as mundane as a Redis upgrade to the (currently) mythical version 6. I even talk about Simon Sinek. Don't forget that today is Taco Tuesday 🌮🌮 and that you can download our free new book, How To Be a Tech Lead now! https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/  And don't forget to share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:55 - Our Topic of the Day: Start With WHY, Vision Crafters 8:31 - So, In Summary... 8:44 - How to Get Involved 9:15 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
09:32
April 9, 2019
No. 36 - Published! How To Be A Tech Lead, The Book, Is Now Available - Free!
Our book is now available for download! Years in the making, we hope this is a useful guide for new and experienced tech leads.  If it's not, share your feedback with the author, Michael Rice, directly at michael@techleadcoachine.com Download the book here: https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead/ Seriously, please share your feedback. We're a pretty small community right now, so I'd love to know what you think! Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:12 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:04 - Our Topic of the Day: Our New Book is LIVE! 5:24 - Conclusion 5:47 - How to Get Involved 6:15 - It's a Wrap! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
06:29
April 8, 2019
No. 35 - Finding Certainty in the Uncertain Tech Lead Role
As a new tech lead (or even an experienced one), there are lots of moments of uncertainty. In this short episode, we talk about frankly about it and propose two ways of finding certainty in an uncertain role. Part of the content for this episode came from a post written by Michael Rice in 2017: https://medium.com/@techleadcoach/next-weeks-focus-certainty-letter-1-103c0aed2a1e Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 0:56 - Our Topic of the Day: Certainty in an Uncertain Role 4:06 - Conclusion 4:27 - How to Get Involved 4:53 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
05:07
April 5, 2019
No. 34 - Tech Leads: You Need to Craft Clear and Compelling Technical Visions. Let's Talk About How.
Being clear about the vision you have for your project or initiative is a key tech lead capability. Bonus points for making it compelling. Let's explore an example and some ideas about what you should include in a clear and compelling vision. This idea for this particular topic came from the forthcoming FREE book, How to be a Tech Lead. Get notified when we publish it on Leanpub here: https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:05 - Our Topic of the Day: Crafting Visions as a Tech Lead  5:35 - Conclusion 5:52 - How to Get Involved 6:20 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
06:48
April 4, 2019
No. 33 - How Much Energy Are You Bringing Tech Leads?
The best tech leads bring a lot of energy to the role. This is the first time I've really emphasized it to you so give it a listen and let me know what you think.  This one got recorded while I was on spring break with my family in Palm Springs, CA, so listen for the pool at the end and my kid's editorial. This idea for this particular topic came from the forthcoming FREE book, How to be a Tech Lead. Get notified when we publish it on Leanpub here: https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:12 - Our Topic of the Day: Bringing the Energy as a Tech Lead  5:06 - Conclusion 5:37 - How to Get Involved 6:04 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
06:26
April 3, 2019
No. 32 - Hey Tech Leads, Start Tracking and Adjusting!
You aren't going to see "tracking and adjusting" on any tech lead job descriptions, but it's a critically important capability. Let's spend a few minutes exploring it today. This one got recorded while I was on spring break with my family in Palm Springs, CA. This comes from the forthcoming FREE book, How to be a Tech Lead. Get notified when we publish it on Leanpub here: https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:21 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:22 - Our Topic of the Day: Tracking + Adjusting 7:00 - Conclusion 7:23 - How to Get Involved 7:54 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
08:14
April 2, 2019
No. 31 - Announcing Our New, Free Book: How to be a Tech Lead
It's been a long weekend of writing, but we're excited to announce that our new book, How to be a Tech Lead, will be available within a few days. Totally free. Get notified on Leanpub here: https://leanpub.com/how-to-be-a-tech-lead Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:09 - Our Topic of the Day: Introduction to our new book, How to be a Tech Lead 8:25 - Conclusion 8:37 - How to Get Involved 9:07 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
09:32
April 1, 2019
No. 30 - Anand's Tech Lead Journey (part 2/2)
In this episode, we continue Anand's story. Anand is a fictional first time tech lead, and these are his first few weeks. In this episode (2/2), Anand talked to his coach and turns the project around. Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:07 - Our Topic of the Day: Anand's Story (2/2) 8:31 - Conclusion 9:02 - How to Get Involved 9:32 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
09:51
March 29, 2019
No. 29 - Anand's Tech Lead Journey (part 1/2)
In this episode, we explore Anand's story. Anand is a fictional first time tech lead, and these are his first few weeks. Warning: gonna leave you hanging until tomorrow to hear how it turns out! Being a tech lead is hard! We're here to support you. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:10 - Our Topic of the Day: Anand's Story 6:51 - Conclusion 7:06 - How to Get Involved 7:35 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️ Mia says: "My dad has serious problems with cringyness. He needs therapy for it." 
08:01
March 28, 2019
No. 28 - I Was a Totally Mediocre Tech Lead
Thought the middle of the week was a good time to share that I WAS A TOTALLY MEDIOCRE TECH LEAD. In this little episode, I share the story of how I thought the pinnacle of my accomplishments as a tech lead were all about the software -- software that the company probably retired years ago as legacy code. But that was a long time ago and I've learned a lot since then. We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:21 - Our Topic of the Day: I Was a Mediocre Tech Lead 7:46 - Conclusion 8:12 - How to Get Involved 8:39 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
09:08
March 27, 2019
No. 27 - Why You Can't Seem to Listen as a Tech Lead
As a tech lead, you probably have all kind of things going on that block your ability to listen despite the fact that yesterday, Episode 26, we said the ground zero foundation of your tech lead role is how well you can listen to the team. Let's explore the three main blockers. We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:14 - Our Topic of the Day: Blockers to Listening 6:12 - Conclusion 6:34 - How to Get Involved 7:01 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
07:21
March 26, 2019
No. 26 - Hey Tech Lead, Listening is Your Most Important Skill
The ground zero foundation of your tech lead role is how well you can listen to the team. Almost everything else flows from your ability to listen to the team and read the situation (even if it's a minor comment on Slack). Let's explore! We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:20 - Our Topic of the Day: Why Listening Matters 9:02 - Conclusion 9:15 - How to Get Involved 9:42 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
10:04
March 25, 2019
No. 25 - Leadership Moments - Step Into Them Tech Leads!
Leadership isn't a role a title. It's something you DO when there's a leadership moment. The question is (1) will you step into it and (2) do you have the skills and capabilities if you do. We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:25 - Our Topic of the Day: Leadership Moments 5:45 - Conclusion 6:13 - How to Get Involved 6:42 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
07:05
March 22, 2019
No. 24 - Why Clear and Compelling Visions Are So Important!
We hammer on the idea that you need to be able to articulate clear visions, make them compelling, and repeat them often. In this episode, we explore a few reasons WHY.  We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:24 - Our Topic of the Day: Why Clear and Compelling Visions are Key 7:52 - Conclusion 8:10 - How to Get Involved 8:36 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
09:05
March 21, 2019
No. 23 - Take Initiative w/ Your Relationships Tech Leads!
Humans are like cars, they're running all the time and need maintenance. Don't ignore it tech leads! Take initiative with your relationships at work. We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:27 - Our Topic of the Day: Take Initiative With Your Relationships 6:15 - Conclusion 6:35 - How to Get Involved 7:06 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
07:36
March 20, 2019
No. 22 - I Love Meetings and You Can Too
I know, I know, meetings are supposed to be the root of all evil. But now that you're a tech lead, there are a lot of reasons why meetings are super useful for your tech lead role. Let's explore and learn to ♥️ meetings. We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:20 - Our Topic of the Day: Meetings Are Wonderful 6:20 - Conclusion 6:37 - How to Get Involved 7:06 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
07:33
March 19, 2019
No. 21 - Two Types of Tech Lead Coaching - Real and Fake
Let's call it Mode 1 and Mode 2 coaching. In Mode 1, organizations want to adopt a "coaching" management style, but it can come across as manipulative or coercive. In Mode 2, our tech lead coaches shift the focus to the tech lead being coached. We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:29 - Our Topic of the Day: Mode 1 and Mode 2 Coaching 5:39 - Conclusion 6:13 - How to Get Involved 9:42 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
07:05
March 18, 2019
No. 20 - No, Really, Do You ACTUALLY Want to be a Tech Lead??
STEPPING UP TO BE A TECH LEAD IS MAYBE YOUR BIGGEST CAREER MOVE. Let's close the loop on last Friday's episode, and explore whether you really want to to it. After you listen to this episode, lighten up - it's Friday, after all. :-) We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:28 - Our Topic of the Day: DO YOU REALLY WANT TO BE A TECH LEAD? 8:25 - Conclusion 8:44 - How to Get Involved 9:17 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
09:44
March 15, 2019
No. 19 - Take the Anxiety Out of Taking Action with the Success Cycle
Hey tech leads, I know that taking action by stepping into leadership moments can stress you out. What if you fail? What if you're doing the wrong thing? What if something goes wrong? Use Paul Martinelli's Success Cycle, which will feel very comfortable to agilists, to take the anxiety out of it.  It's Pi day - and just one more day in the week to go. FINISH STRONG TECH LEADS! We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:35 - Our Topic of the Day: Use the Success Cycle! 6:08 - Conclusion 6:47 - How to Get Involved 7:55- It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️ Mia says she won't be proud of this until I hit 1,000,000 subscribers - so please share :-)
08:08
March 14, 2019
No. 18 - Lead From the Front Tech Leads!
You should absolutely be focused on listening and collaborating, but when it's time to lead, it's time for you to create a vision and lead from the front tech leads! We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:17 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:30 - Our Topic of the Day: LEAD FROM THE FRONT! 7:07 - Conclusion 7:20 - How to Get Involved 7:55- It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
08:28
March 13, 2019
No. 17 - Tech Leads - A Broader Skillset
Let's talk about one tech lead's experience from Patrick Kua's Talking With Tech Leads. In this episode we talk about some of her challenges and try to think through some of the questions a tech lead coach might ask. We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:29 - Our Topic of the Day: Ebony Pierce's experience from Talking with Tech Leads 6:45 - Conclusion 8:05 - How to Get Involved 8:48 - It's a Wrap! Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. All free, all volunteer based! And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
09:55
March 12, 2019
No. 16 - What Do Tech Leads Do?
What do tech leads actually do in the role? In Episode 15 we asked if you actually want to be a tech lead, but we probably should have started with this one. In this episode, we do a read out on What Tech Leads Do from the Tech Lead's Guide on techleadcoaching.com We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:30 - Our Topic of the Day: What Do Tech Leads Do? 6:45 - Conclusion 7:31 - How to Get Involved 8:04 - It's a Wrap! How does your company or role define what a tech lead is? Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
08:31
March 11, 2019
No. 15 - Do You Actually Want to Be a Tech Lead?
Are you in a tech lead role? Do you actually want to be? Are you hoping to be in one? Do you think you need to wait for someone else to call you a tech lead before stepping up? Let's discuss on this episode before the weekend starts. We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:40 - Our Topic of the Day: Do You Really Want to be a Tech Lead? 9:22 - Conclusion 9:46 - How to Get Involved 10:12 - It's a Wrap! How do you navigate these conversations effectively? Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️ Have a wonderful weekend, tech leads. You earned it.
10:43
March 8, 2019
No. 14 - How to Say Yes but Actually Say No
In this quirky episode, we share why there are times when you may not want to say "no" to your boss (or even, "yes, but") and how to navigate that conversation to the outcome you want :-) We're on a mission to make happier and more impactful tech leads. 🏅 Glad you're on the journey with us. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:15 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:23 - How to Get Involved 1:49 - Our Topic of the Day: A Hack for Saying "Yes" but Actually Saying "No" 7:09 - Conclusion 7:48 - It's a Wrap! How do you navigate these conversations effectively? Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com.  And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
08:17
March 7, 2019
No. 13 - Your Feedback Wanted: Free Tech Lead 101 Training?
Thinking about hosting some free Tech Lead 101 training. Would love your insight or feedback on whether you think it would be helpful or whether you want to get involved. SEGMENTS- 0:04 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:23 - How to Get Involved 1:54 - Our Topic of the Day: Tech Lead 101 Training 6:50 - Conclusion 7:13 - It's a Wrap! If you want to learn more about the (proposed) Tech Lead 101 training, please visit this page: https://techleadcoaching.com/tech-lead-101/ Let me know your feedback by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. Very interested to hear what you have to say about this one! If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. And remember, sharing is caring. ♥️
07:49
March 6, 2019
No. 12 - Intro to Patrick Kua's *Talking with Tech Leads*
In this short episode, we want to turn you on to a book that too few tech leads know about: Patrick Kua's Talking with Tech Leads. It's been around for a minute, but you might find it super useful. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:23 - How to Get Involved 1:49 - Our Topic of the Day: Patrick Kua's Talking With Tech Leads 📖 5:53 - Conclusion 6:29 - It's a Wrap! You can pick up Pat's book on Amazon here: https://www.amazon.com/Talking-Tech-Leads-Novices-Practitioners/dp/150581748X/ Have you read the book? Got another book you want to share? LMK!! Share your experience by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Mia picked the music and thinks her dad is cringey. 
06:57
March 5, 2019
No. 11 - Hey Tech Lead, It's OK to Tell People What to Do :-)
We overlooked a key job requirement of being a tech lead. Sometimes you have to tell people what to do, ask them to do something different, or just tell them "no." These are hard conversations, but you can do it! Let's explore in this episode. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:23 - How to Get Involved 1:48 - Our Topic of the Day: It's OK to Have Hard Conversations ♥️ 6:35 - Conclusion 7:06 - It's a Wrap! What do you think? Is it easy for you to have these conversations? Hard? Need help? Share your experience by reaching out to michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach. If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. It's Monday and it's not our fault that it's Monday. 
07:30
March 4, 2019
No. 10 - Deep Dive on Your Growth Mindset - the Last Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
This week we're building on last Friday's (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into each of them. Today is Friday and we're talking about the last one: your individual growth mindset as a key capability. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:31 - How to Get Involved 1:59 - Our Topic of the Day: Your Growth Mindset 6:50 - Conclusion 7:26 - It's a Wrap! Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.comor tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. You made it to the end of the week. Have a great weekend, thanks for listening to this series, and remember to show up 💪tech leads. New series next week :-)
07:46
March 1, 2019
No. 9 - Deep Dive on Tracking and Adjusting - the Fourth Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
This week we're building on last Friday's (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into each of them. Today is Thursday and we're talking about tracking and adjusting. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:24 - How to Get Involved 1:47 - Our Topic of the Day: Tracking and Adjusting 6:26 - Conclusion 7:04 - It's a Wrap! Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Thanks for listening and remember to show up 💪tech leads - make it an amazing week for you and your team! You're half way there.
07:27
February 28, 2019
No. 8 - Deep Dive on Framing a Vision - the Third Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
This week we're building on last Friday's (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into each of them. Today is Wednesday and we're talking about what defining a clear, compelling vision means in the context of your tech leadership. SEGMENTS- 0:04 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:38 - How to Get Involved 2:06 - Our Topic of the Day: Defining Clear and Compelling Visions 7:36 - Conclusion 8:02 - It's a Wrap! Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.comor tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Thanks for listening and remember to show up 💪tech leads - make it an amazing week for you and your team! You're half way there.
08:37
February 27, 2019
TECH LEAD TUESDAYS - Morning Rush Hour Drive Recording - Feb. 26, 2019
Live conference call recording from our weekly LA TECH LEAD TUESDAY Conference Call on February 26, 2019. We provide a community progress update, talk a bit about the tech lead role, and then dive into our topic of the week.  The week we explored the difference between being goal driven and process driven as a tech lead. It's not a well travelled path, so we took the off road together. Want a calendar invite for the next TECH LEAD TUESDAY call? Want to be featured on it? No problem! Drop me a note at michael@techleadcoaching.com! 
22:54
February 27, 2019
No. 7 - Deep Dive on Taking Initiative - the First Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
This week we're building on last Friday's (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into each of them. Today is Tuesday and we're going to talk about what taking initiative means in the context of your tech leadership. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:16 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:20 - Our Topic of the Day: Taking Initiative as a Tech Lead 4:56 - Summary 5:21 - It's a Wrap! Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Thanks for listening and remember to show up 💪tech leads - make it an amazing week for you and your team!
05:49
February 26, 2019
No. 6 - Deep Dive on Listening - the First Pareto Capability for Impactful Tech Leads
Over the weekend, Michael made a ton of progress in pulling together the coaching network guides for both tech leads and coaches. So this week we're going to build on Friday's (No. 5) overview of the five Pareto-based tech lead skills and deep dive into each of them. Today is Monday and we're going to talk about how important listening is as a lead as well as what we ask our coaches to challenge you on. It's Monday, Tech Leads. You. Can. Do. It!! SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:20 - An Open Invitation for You to Join the Network 1:47 - Introduction to Today's Topic 2:21 - Listening - Such a Foundational Skill 7:30 - Summary 8:10 - Wrap Up Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.comor tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Thanks for listening and remember to show up 💪tech leads - make it an amazing week for you and your team!
08:50
February 25, 2019
No. 5 - Summary of the Five, Core Tech Lead Capabilities
It's Friday, Tech Leads! 🎉 You made it through the whole week and so did we. In this episode we give you a lot to meditate on over the weekend: the five, core tech lead Pareto skills -- those 20% of skills that will have 80% of the impact. SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:16 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:29 - Introduction to the topic du jour (mmm, that sounds good) 2:05 - Overview of the five Pareto tech lead skills 4:02 - Capability 1: Listening 5:34 - Capability 2: Initiative 6:27 - Capability 3: Articulating clear and compelling visions 6:52 - Capability 4: Tracking and adjusting 8:05 - Capability 5: The tech lead's growth mindset 10:07 - Wrap up and have an awesome weekend tech leads! The core of this material comes from our Github repository here. It's a work in progress so we're looking forward to your contributions :-) https://github.com/techleadworkshops/coaching Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Thanks for listening and remember to show up 💪tech leads
11:15
February 22, 2019
No. 4 - On Being a Principal Engineer
In our fourth podcast, we review a wonderful post from Silvia Botros: On Being a Principal Engineer. Silvia has a lot of great insights for those interested in furthering their tech leadership, and we pull out the tidbits that we think the Tech Lead Coaching Network community will find interesting. Link: https://blog.dbsmasher.com/2019/01/28/on-being-a-principal-engineer.html SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Intro 👋 0:14 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:35 - How to get involved (DO IT DO IT DO IT) 2:03 - The Main Event: Discuss On Becoming a Principal Engineer by Silvia Botros 6:50 - Summary 7:08 - Conclusion Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.com or tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Thanks for listening and remember to show up 💪tech leads
07:39
February 21, 2019
TECH LEAD TUESDAYS - Morning Rush Hour Drive Recording - Feb. 19, 2019
Recording from our weekly Tuesday conference call on February 19, 2019. We provide a community progress update, talk a bit about the tech lead role, and then dive into our topic of the week.  This week was an exploration of the first three levels of John C. Maxwell's five levels of leadership as applied specifically to the role of the tech lead. Want a calendar invite for our TECH LEAD TUESDAY call? Want to be featured on it? Drop me a note at michael@techleadcoaching.com! 
20:09
February 21, 2019
No 3. - Bring Your Whole Self to the Meeting and Have a Bigger Impact
In our third podcast, we talk about how important your non-verbal communication signals are. This is something new and experienced tech leads overlook all the time, but we give you an easy hack to bring your best leadership into your next meeting! SEGMENTS- 0:05 - Welcome! 👋 0:13 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:38 - Topic: How to Tweak Your Nonverbal Communication 8:06 - Wrap up Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.comor tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Thanks for listening and remember to show up 💪tech leads
08:39
February 20, 2019
No. 2 - Focus On Your Progress As You Grow in the Tech Lead Role
On our second podcast, we give you some ideas about how to step into those leadership roles with a little more confidence and a little less anxiety: by focusing more on your progress as you grow into the tech lead role instead of the outcomes. SEGMENTS - 0:03 - Welcome! 0:10 - About the Tech Lead Coaching Network 1:38 - How to get involved 2:05 - Topic: Focus on Progress  5:13 - Conclusion Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.comor tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Thanks for listening and remember to show up 💪tech leads
06:12
February 19, 2019
No. 1 - Leadership Is Not a Role, It’s a Moment
On our first podcast (No. 1 🎉), we say leadership isn’t a role or a title. Instead, it’s a bunch of moments strung together that you can choose to show up and step into, even when you’re uncomfortable. SEGMENTS- 0:10 - intro to the tech lead coaching network 1:41 - topic of the day: focus on leadership moments NOT roles 6:06 - wrap up  Key thought from Herminia Ibarra in Act Like a Leader. Think Like a Leader: Making a leap from a lifetime of expert contributions and hands-on control to the more subtle processes of thinking strategically, working through networks, and leading more authentically is not a one-shot deal, and it does not happen overnight. The transition is built from small changes, is less than linear, and is distinctly uncomfortable.  Be uncomfortable this week tech leads and grow! And let us know how it goes. Let us know your thoughts or reactions by emailing michael@techleadcoaching.comor tweet us @TechLeadCoach If you like this podcast, please consider joining our community based, open source Tech Lead Coaching Network at https://techleadcoaching.com. Thanks for listening and remember to show up 💪tech leads
06:44
February 18, 2019
TECH LEAD TUESDAYS - Morning Rush Hour Drive - Feb. 12, 2019
Recording from our weekly Tuesday conference call. We provide a community progress update, talk a bit about the tech lead role, and dive into the five Pareto skills - the 20% of skills we think will have have 80% of the impact and how you can grow them. 
29:05
February 13, 2019
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