In this video, José R. Arzuaga — Staff Engineering Manager, GitHub, covers essential tips for success as an engineering leader. We discuss the importance of time management, diversity, hiring, uncomfortable feedback, how you would find a good mentor, book recommendations, advice for managers starting out, and how to create an effective team. This video is a must-watch if you’re thinking about becoming an engineering manager or are already in a leadership role. By following these tips, you’ll be able to lead your team to success and achieve your goals!
0:22 What is your background, and how you got into leadership?
6:14 What are some lessons you’ve learned in your engineering leadership career?
13:37 What would be your advice for managers who are just starting out?
14:43 How would you go about finding a good mentor?
16:00 What is your workday like, and how do you manage everything you have to do, emails, Slack, all those things as an engineering manager?
19:54 Using Notion…
22:27 If you could recommend one book to managers, what would it be and why?
25:57 Giving uncomfortable feedback
29:41 Where could people go if they wanted to connect with you or learn more about you afterward?
⭐️ The Manager’s Path: A Guide for Tech Leaders Navigating Growth and Change, https://amzn.to/3ff0tiJ
⭐️ Dare to Lead: Brave Work. Tough Conversations. Whole Hearts, https://amzn.to/3TRtPTc
⭐️ Daily reflection https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IYp9L2mifYjEVNukpRULK-vevwjE2KEG5ybkkmOFUt4/edit?usp=sharing
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