By Christian McCarrick
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SimpleLeadership specifically focuses on improving the craft of software engineering leadership. As a VP of Engineering & CTO I am acutely aware of the lack of good resources available for new and existing software engineering managers. SimpleLeadership is designed for both new and experienced software & technology managers who want to build high-performing teams, better motivate & mentor their employees, reduce attrition and advance their career. It is for people who want to go beyond just being a manager and become a true leader. In this interview based show I ask each guest to share their journey from individual contributor to software engineering manager and provide any guidance on the transition. The SimpleLeadership Podcast will present real and actionable stories from people who have navigated their way from being an individual contributor into a software engineering manager. We will also hear from experts on specifics of team dynamics, motivation, feedback, leadership and many more aspects of being a successful engineering manager.
||CleanEngineering Leadership Principals with Oren Ellenbogen||Oren Ellenbogen and I discuss leadership principals, his book "Leading Snowflakes" and "The Software Lead Weekly", his weekly email reading list for engineering leaders. Oren is currently the VP of Engineering at Forter.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanGreat Interviewing Practices to Scale Engineering Teams with Tido Carriero and Emily Zahuta||Tido Carriero, VP of Engineering at Segment, and Emily Zahuta discuss the importance of a well planned and executed interviewing process and how important it is to scaling a successful software engineering organization.||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking Your Employees Badass with bethanye McKinney Blount||bethanye McKinney Blount and I discuss how to be a better manager, how to make your employees more bad-ass and Keanu Reeves... bethanye is the co-founder and CEO of Compass and formally of Linden Lab and Facebook.||11/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSupporting Software Engineer Productivity with Travis Kimmel||Travis Kimmel, the CEO of Gitprime, and I discuss the power of using data to help make better decisions and improve your team’s productivity.||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMy Worst Mistake as a Manager - Plato Event||Three great Engineering Leaders (from Datto, Trello, Uber) talk about their worst mistakes as Engineering Managers during the Plato event #1 hosted on May 15, 2017 in San Francisco.||11/12/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Benefits of Hiring Code Bootcamp Grads with Ana Ulin||Ana Ulin discusses her path as a manager and the benefits of hiring people from coding bootcamps like Hackbright academy.||11/5/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanManaging Managers with Cate Huston||Cate Huston, the Mobile Lead at Automattic (makers of Wordpress), and I discuss the challenges of becoming a manager of managers.||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBuilding an Engineering Culture That Retains Talent - Live Plato Event||Listen to the live panel I moderated at a recent Plato event. The topic was building and engineering culture that retains talent. There are some really great responses to the questions and it was a great panel overall.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCareer Coaching with Allen Cheung||Allen Cheung, Director of Engineering at Affirm and formally at Google and Square, discusses how engineering managers should coach their employees.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Engineer - Manager Pendulum with Charity Majors||Charity Majors, co-founder of Honeycomb.io, discusses the engineers who become managers and go back to being engineers and how awesome they are.||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTransitioning to Engineering Management with Shivani Sharma||Listen to Shivani Sharma, a Sr. Engineering Manager at Slack, discuss the transition from individual contributor to Engineering Manager.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanEmployee Motivation with Jean Hsu||Jean Hsu formally of Google & Medium and now an engineering leadership coach discusses employee motivation.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTips for New Engineering Managers with Chris Paul||Chris Paul from HelloSign discusses his tips for new managers, going back to being an individual contributor and psychological safety,||9/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCompassionate Coding and Diversity with April Wensel||April Wensel and I discuss the concept of compassionate coding, mentoring, hiring, feedback and diversity.||9/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMaking One-on-Ones Count with David Lynch||David Lynch from Intercom.io discussing how to make one-on-ones count with your employees.||9/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAwesome Resources for New Engineering Managers with Joe Goldberg||Joe Goldberg from Energy Savvy and formally of Amazon.com discusses great resources for new and existing engineering managers. Please check the show notes for links to these great resources.||8/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFireside Chat with Nick Caldwell VPE of Reddit||Today’s special episode is a live fireside chat I moderated with Nick Caldwell who is the VP of Engineering at Reddit. This event was put together by the founder of the San Francisco Engineering Leadership Community, Jerry Li. SFELC is...||8/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of Technical Leadership with Patrick Kua||In this episode Patrick Kua from Thoughtworks discusses the importance of having good technical leadership on teams. He also discusses his new book, "Talking with Tech Leads: From Novices to Practitioners"||8/13/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanKeeping Your Technical Skills as a Manager with Joan Gamell||In this episode Joan Gamell from LinkedIn discusses how important it is to keep your technical skills as you move into software engineering management.||8/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of Mentorships with Quang Hoang from PlatoHQ||Quang Hoang from PlatoHQ discusses the importance of mentoring and how his company is helping connect engineering managers to experienced leaders for mentorship and guidance.||7/30/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSetting the Technical Direction for Your Team with James Hood||James Hood, A Senior Software Developer at Amazon.com discusses the importance of setting a well defined technical direction for your team.||7/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCoaching for performance vs. coaching for growth - Jerry Li||Jerry Li from Groupon discusses the differences between performance coaching and growth coaching for employees. He also discusses his Meetup, the San Francisco Engineering Leadeship Meetup.||6/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of Employee Growth - Dan DeMeyere||Dan Demeyere from ThreadUp discusses the importance of focusing on Employee growth as a manager.||4/14/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Importance of Employee Feedback - Claire Lew||Claire Lew, the CEO of KnowYourCompany discusses the importance of gathering and using employee feedback.||2/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTom Bartel Interview||Tom Bartel of Trivago discusses moving into engineering management and creating time for writing his very informative blog on engineering management.||1/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSimpleLeadership Episode 0||Welcome to the first episode of The Simple Leadership Podcast. I introduce this podcast aimed at giving you the tips to become a top manager and an effective leader.||12/21/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
Very useful for new managers...
...and people interested in tech leadership. Christian touches upon all the important and interesting subjects.