In today’s show Chris interviews Greg Thomas.
Our main topic for today’s show is Greg’s new book, “Code Your Way Up”. Greg, a former software developer shares the main premise and inspiration for his new book.
As folks with technical skills transition to managerial level positions, they encounter a separate set of challenges that they are often ill-equipped to deal with. And often the soft skills that are required to perform well at these higher positions are even more difficult to learn. So, what is the surest way of learning these new skills? Can you emulate someone who is already doing well, and expect to ease into your new role?
Additionally, once you are promoted to a new position, you will have to deal with teammates who are perhaps, unhappy with this development. You will learn how you can have effective one-on-ones with your teammates (and now your juniors) to assuage concerns.
In the next segment of the show, we discuss how to establish an organizational culture, tweak it, and make it better. How can you build a dream team of people who will get the job done? And how can you find new employees who have values that align with your best-performing employees?
If you are worried about the current situation and its impact on your career, you will be particularly interested in what Greg has to say. You will learn how the current virus outbreak can lead to newer and better opportunities.
Other topics discussed in today’s show include recognizing capabilities, why good leaders need to be good followers, the importance of continuous learning, and much, much more...
We hope you enjoy this show!