Communication Fundamentals: How To Communicate Better


Over the weekend I finished the Udemy course Communication Fundamentals: How To Communicate Better by Lorraine Wiseman. I went through some of her other leadership courses as well and find her delivery quite well. I recommend this course for you if you want to get better at communicating and persuading others to your ideas. It's… Continue reading Communication Fundamentals: How To Communicate Better

Leadership and Philosophy


Do you need to understand philosophy to be a great leader? Do you need to have a leadership philosophy of your own? How will you build one if you are not knowledgable on philosophy in the first place? A leadership philosophy is a structured approach to leading others. Leaders often write philosophies as a guiding… Continue reading Leadership and Philosophy

The Challenges of Leading Engineering Teams – AHappyJob Post


AHappyJob, an online portal for job-seekers, recently contacted me to ask a few questions around challenges of leading engineering teams. They published a blog post with my answer about it here - http://blog.ahappyjob.com/the-challenges-of-leading-engineering-teams/ What do you wish engineers understood about the challenges their managers go through? My Answer: When engineering managers are giving relatively high… Continue reading The Challenges of Leading Engineering Teams – AHappyJob Post

Job Satisfaction Index for Software Engineers


When it comes to job satisfaction, software engineers score high marks across the industry. I wanted to check what are some of the major components of job satisfaction for you. These may very well be the building blocks to create a job satisfaction index for software engineers. Here is my list in the order I… Continue reading Job Satisfaction Index for Software Engineers

The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels


I finished The First 90 Days by Michael D Watkins today. I don't think it's very relevant for me but at higher level of leadership, this will be a good book to check. In this book Michael elaborates below 9 points for successful transition of leaders into new jobs with new responsibilities. 1. Promote Yourself… Continue reading The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels

The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz


Here are main points of The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz. 1. Be impeccable with your word Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love. 2. Don’t take… Continue reading The Four Agreements by don Miguel Ruiz

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni


Last week I finished reading Patrick Lencioni's wonderful book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. When I started the book, I couldn't leave it and finished in a single day (as an audiobook). It's short and captivating all throughout. Update: I finished it for a second time in July ahead of a management book club discussion in… Continue reading The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: A Leadership Fable by Patrick Lencioni

An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management by Will Larson


I am glad I stumbled upon An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management by Will Larson last week while listening to a podcast. I immediately took audible monthly subscription to read it. While listening to the book, I felt as if Will Larson has been talking to me over a fireside chat and sharing his… Continue reading An Elegant Puzzle: Systems of Engineering Management by Will Larson

Being Strategic: Thinking and Acting with Impact


This weekend I finished a fantastic Udemy course on Strategy by Executive Coach Ron Carucci. All Marqetans get free Udemy for Business account, so I didn't have to pay for this. Here is the link if you want to consider taking this course. I am also putting my notes and learnings from this course below.… Continue reading Being Strategic: Thinking and Acting with Impact