Difficult Conversations as a New Manager

As a new manager there will be difficult conversations in all directions where you’ll deliver and receive feedback to and from your manager and direct reports. We have varying degrees of experience on this panel and we’ll discuss the things that are always going to be hard and what gets easier with time. We’ll also […]

Tips for Scaling Engineering Teams with Darragh Curran

Darragh is currently the VP of Engineering at Intercom. (One of my favorite companies). He joined Intercom in early 2012 as a product engineer and Intercom’s second outside hire. Fast forward to today, and he is Intercom’s VP of Engineering where he has grown and scaled the organization into a world class Engineering team. Prior […]

Engineering Managing and Leadership with Camille Fournier

Camille Fournier is the head of Platform Engineering at Two Sigma, a financial company in New York City. Prior to joining Two Sigma she was the Chief Technology Officer of Rent the Runway, a transformative brand that offers unprecedented access to designer fashion, disrupting the way millions of women get dressed. She is an open source contributor […]

Proper Expectation Setting and Mindful Communication with Lara Hogan

Lara Callender Hogan is an engineering leader, coach, and consultant at Wherewithall. She is also the author of Designing for Performance (O’Reilly, 2014), Building a Device Lab (Five Simple Steps, 2015), and Demystifying Public Speaking (A Book Apart, 2016). Lara champions engineering management as a practice, having built and led engineering organizations as an Engineering Director at Etsy and VP of Engineering […]

From Intern to VP of Engineering with Mihai Fonoage

Mihai Fonoage is the Vice President of Engineering for Modernizing Medicine. In this role he leads a Team of Engineers that are working on building high-quality software for medical practices to increase efficiency and improve patient care. With over 13 years of experience in the technology world, his technical prowess has strongly contributed to Modernizing […]

Managing Former Peers with Jen Dary

Jen Dary is the founder of Plucky, an organization that works with companies and individuals to create healthy dynamics at work. She is a leadership coach and speaker; she travels across the US teaching workshops, including her popular course, So Now You’re a Manager, which trains new managers across the country for the complex work of […]

Slowing Down to Go Faster with Leonard Chung

Leonard is the founder and CEO of Hello Chava, a company reimagining productivity tools for the solo professional. Over the past 25 years, Leonard has recognized emerging markets and launched multiple successful products with a particular focus in SaaS, Cloud Computing, and Collaboration through first gen products such as Hello Chava, Syncplicity, Windows PowerShell, and SETI@home. […]

Modified Podcast Schedule for the Next Few Months

To my listeners:  Due to work logistics, speaking at The Lead Developer Conference in London , family vacations and such, I will not be able to publish the SimpleLeadership Podcast on a weekly schedule over the next couple of months.  I will try for an every other week release.

Please listen to some of my fantastic past episodes in the archives.

Thank you,

Christian