Nine qualities of effective feedback

Jun 12, 2018 | Newsletter

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams. 

This week features posts on: Communication, Productivity, Leadership, and Culture.

 

COMMUNICATION

Nine qualities of effective feedback

Aytekin Tank, Co-founder and CEO of JotForm, shares tactics, ratios, and advice for giving feedback that resonates.

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meeting experience, anti-patterns, and best practices

PRODUCTIVITY

Reaching peak meeting efficiency

“The biggest mistake people make is thinking the meeting is the peak moment or end of a long process, when in reality meetings are steps along the way to collaborating and converging,” says Steven Sinofsky, Board Partner at a16z. Here’s his archive of a few decades of meeting experience, anti-patterns, and best practices.

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why and how to build an engineering manager crew

LEADERSHIP

When your manager doesn’t support you, build a Voltron

“There are a plethora of people out there whom you can lean on to find the variety of support you need.” Lara Hogan, Engineering Leadership Coach and Consultant at Wherewithall, explains why and how to build your manager crew.

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CULTURE

Fear and loathing in legacy code

Erik Dietrich shares a list of organizational anti-patterns that are indicators of having a legacy code problem, and makes a case for creating a plan to “reduce to fear.”

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Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson

Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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