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From Visibility to Representation – Rethinking DEI

When I talk about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), I’m typically coming at it from an angle of systematic change. The purpose of DEI, as I see it, is to dismantle a rigged system and move to something more equitable. This is why the concept of “no politics at work” is seen as antithetical to […]

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Books

Book: Thinking in Bets

I bought Thinking in Bets (Amazon) a while ago, April 2020 to be precise. It finally made it’s way out of my endless “to read” pile because I was having something of a crisis of confidence about my own decision making. Some key thing that stood out. Separating analysis of the result from the decision […]

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Programming

Console DevTools Podcast

I recorded an episode of Console‘s DevTools podcast, talking about privacy engineering. You can listen to it here.

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Book: Machiavelli for Women

I’m unsure what I think about Machiavelli for Women (Amazon). There were things that I appreciated, and things that were infuriating. To be fair, the things I found infuriating were mostly also things the author herself notes as infuriating, saying her goal with the book is to articulate what works as things are, not what […]

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Career

Dimensions of Engineering Growth

One of my coaching clients and I developed this framework to help him think about the kind of impact he wanted to have as a Staff+ engineer, and since then I’ve taken it to other clients and direct reports in a way to think about engineering growth outside of any particular job ladder. The four […]

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Career

Tracking When It’s Time to Quit

The wonderful Tanya put together this spreadsheet that helps you track where you are on the 5 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job. I love this idea, because it pushes us out of the moment into the long term, which makes it easier to be rational. There’s the risk in the short term decision, […]

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management

Energy Management Exercise

My Energy Management for Newer Managers post has been turned into an exercise on Yerbo. You can find it here.

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Books

Book: The Alchemy of Us

I heard about The Alchemy of Us (Amazon) when the author (Ainissa Ramirez) was on the Broad Experience podcast, talking about her work in Science Communications and the challenges of being a Black woman in science (great episode). I immediately bought the book, and then took… 8 months to get to reading it. It’s a […]

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Book: Coach the Person, Not the Problem

I really got a lot out of Coach the Person, Not the Problem [Amazon]. Whilst the content was covered in the courses I took, it approached it in a different way – deconstruction versus experiential – and that was really helpful for solidifying my learning. At it’s core, it’s about switching your focus to the […]

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management

Business Insider piece on Remote Work

I’m in Business Insider talking about remote work, the article is paywalled [link].