“The pandemic has forced people to think a little bit more deeply about what’s important to them, and the things that they value.” – Jeff Perry, MBA
In this podcast, I was a guest of InfoQ Engineering Culture. I was interviewed by Shane Hastie, Lead Editor for Culture & Methods and we talked about the importance of leadership and people skills that technologists are often not trained in, why career coaching can be valuable, being deliberate about career choices, and advice for technical leaders.
- Technologists have a bias towards trying to learn new skills through self-study, which can be very effective for technical skills. It is not particularly effective for interpersonal and leadership skills.
- A true coaching relationship is someone who’s helping you discover things for yourself and helping you move through your own goal setting and goal achievement processes, and really personalizing that process to you.
- The pandemic has forced people to think a more deeply about what’s important to them, the things that they value and the career choices they make
- Before shifting from one organization to another, consider the growth opportunities and role changes within the organization you are currently with
- When considering a shift, be sure deliberate about the characteristics of the role you want, rather than just moving away from things you don’t enjoy.
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