Watching announcement after announcement of layoffs across the tech sector over the last few weeks, one can't help but feel anxious about whether their…
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Over the years, my understanding of how to use my manager has changed through different periods of my career. I was either expecting too much of my…
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Sometimes you’ll hear the “pick your battles” feedback, not because you must choose which things to focus on, but because you express yourself too…
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For the first five years of my career, I constantly heard, “pick your battles, Tim.” I heard the phrase so much that it became meaningless. And I…
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It’s been a year since I started at Google after being at Amazon for eight years. Boy, what a journey this last year has been for me, both…
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Everyone wants to be rewarded and acknowledged for their hard work. Promotions are one of the most rewarding ways this happens. Yet, it can also be…
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The most common mentoring question I got at Amazon was, “How do I get promoted?” The conversation usually goes something like: “I’m feeling bored and…
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At All Tech is Human Conference this past weekend (in 2019), I learned quite a bit about my work’s ethical and societal implications. I’m grateful that…
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The importance of being right a lot and ideas to improve your judgment
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While doing gardening and yard work this past weekend, I was thinking about the scope of the work. I likely could spend a lot of time and money on my…
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A common question that comes up in mentoring 1:1s is “How do I influence others, especially without authority”? Influencing others allows you to have a…
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Working in a software development company, I receive hundreds of emails per day. Some require I do something, some are just FYIs like a status update…
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