How Can You Help Engineering Leadership?

Oct 16, 2023

The following article is taken from Getting to Staff, a weekly newsletter from Thinksy's CTO Eden Ghirmai.

How Can You Help Engineering Leadership?

How are you setting your team up for success?

One of the first questions I ask when someone wants guidance on getting promoted is, “what is your leadership team struggling with right now?

The biggest transition to staff is that you don’t wait for projects to come your way. Execution alone is not enough. Think of your leadership team as peers, not just people who tell you what to work on.

So, what is your leadership team struggling with? It could be a hard time reducing escalations, not able to figure out what tech debt is slowing us down, or not understanding the root cause of consistent incidents.

If you don’t know, ask. In your 1:1 with your manager this week ask what problem they’re struggling to answer and see if you can come up with a solution.

To start, you want your solution to be small in scope and high in impact (more on this in the future).

So! Your action for this week is: figure out what your leadership team is struggling with. No need to find a solution yet, just have this in the back of your mind as you continue to work.

Now let’s GOOOOOOOOO~~~


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