On Accountability

Accountability comes up a lot when talking about engineering organizations. Everyone wants to know how to hold engineers accountable. And, in my exploration of this topic with folks, I’ve found that the term accountability means something different to everyone.

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Followership

Everyone likes to talk about leadership—we are culturally conditioned to view success as a progression through leadership positions—but there is far less attention paid to being a good follower.

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D&I Hiring Mandates

I’m hearing a lot about hiring mandates in my social circle these days. My friends are being told that their next hire has to be a non-straight-white-male. Interestingly, none of these friends work in tech.

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Inclusion Interviewing

In setting out to create an inclusive environment, it helps to stop letting in folks who would work against that goal. I wanted to talk a bit about my experiences in implementing an inclusion section in our interview process.

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Building a First Team Mindset

Imagine a world where you bring together the top leaders in your organization to solve the company’s most pressing challenges, and, instead of coming together as a core group to solve that problem, they approach the exercise as a collection of factions that are more concerned about their and their team’s self interest than solving the company’s needs.

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