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Engineering Leader’s blog

Learn from some of the most accomplished engineering leaders. This blog brings you key insights from fellow engineering managers and tech leaders to level-up your management skills and to take your developer team to the next level.

The Importance of Writing in Software Engineering

by Gábor Zöld / October 6, 2021

Level-up Engineering Podcast #49

Interview with Erica Greene, Senior Engineering Manager at Etsy about the importance of writing in software engineering. She goes into details about why you need to write well, how to get good at it, how to coach your team in writing and much more.

Performance Review: Build Your Process and Master Feedback Delivery

by Gábor Zöld / August 11, 2021

Level-up Engineering Podcast #46

Interview with Lara Hogan, legendary leadership coach and formal engineering leader about building a performance review process. Lara goes into detail about building a process from the bottom up and takes a deep dive into synthesizing and delivering feedback to your direct reports for maximum effectiveness.

How to Engage Remote Employees: Tips to Lead Distributed Teams

by Gábor Zöld / July 21, 2021

Level-up Engineering Podcast #45

Interview with Greg Dick, Senior Engineering Manager at Hudl about building engagement with remote employees in distributed teams. They miss out on a lot of professional and personal interactions, and don't integrate well into the team. Check out Greg's tips to learn how you can kickstart that process as a manager!

Leadership Stories from Slack by Michael Lopp

by Gábor Zöld / June 30, 2021

Level-up Engineering Stories #1

Interview with Michael Lopp, Rands about his time as VP of Product Engineering at Slack. He tells stories about the darkest day of Slack, the mistakes he made along the way and how he grew into his executive role.