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Handling the Emotional Weight of 1:1s

As the anniversary of the first pandemic lockdowns loom, I am sharing a round-up of resources to help you lead and support your teammates as they deal with continued grief and burnout—and resources to help you navigate your own emotional workload as a manager or leader.

Career ladders aren't enough – you need a thoughtful promotion process, too

How can you improve the quality of your promotion decisions, increase trust in them, and decrease bias and politicization?

Too Many Meetings? Here’s How to Scale Back

If you’re suffering from too many meetings on your calendar, chances are your productivity is lacking. Learn how to scale back and make the meetings you decide to attend a success.

The resilience of mixed seniority engineering teams

It’s true that you need to do a fair bit of work to responsibly support people earlier in their career — but this isn’t a question of learning what you have to do to build performant teams despite the presence of junior members, it’s about recognising that you can build performant teams precisely because you have a mixed seniority team.

As a CTO, how should you spend your time?

Time is a critical resource for all. I would say, more valuable than money. You can always earn more money but when time is gone, it cannot be earned back.