Leading Engineers in Uncertain Times

It’s no secret that it’s been a rough year for many companies in tech. The truth is that it’s easy to be a leader when the times are good. It’s less easy in the middle of a storm.

So we gathered a panel of some of the smartest engineering leaders we know at INTERACT, to talk about the leadership principles that help guide an engineering organization, no matter what’s happening in the world.

In today’s episode of Dev Interrupted, Michael Stanke, VP of Platforms at CircleCI; Lewis Tuff, VP of Engineering at Blockchain.com; and Carolyn Vo, partner and head of engineering at Oliver Wyman.

Episode highlights include:

  • (2:16) Current economic climate
  • (8:50) Engineers complaining about too many meetings
  • (14:36) Maintaining morale
  • (22:43) Creating a culture that’s actually fun
  • (27:40) Importance of Experimentation
  • (34:36) Master of his own message
  • (41:44) Looking for mentors
  • (44:13) Getting new top talent
  • (51:00) Is now the time to be more or less aggressive when hiring?

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