1 hr 4 min

#101 - My Engineering Leadership Story & 100 Episodes Reflection - Henry Suryawirawan Tech Lead Journal

    • Technology

“As a servant leader, your number one job is to serve the people around you. You succeed together with your people, and that’s why serving them first would give you the best opportunity to succeed together."

Henry Suryawirawan is the host of your beloved podcast. In this episode, hosted by Jerome Poudevigne, we uncovered lessons from Henry’s career journey and from running the Tech Lead Journal podcast. Henry shared his career turning points that included multiple transitions between individual contributor (IC) and management, being part of retrenchment, working in a failed startup, and his decision to leave Google and join a scaleup. Henry then shared how he prepared and grew himself into his current leadership position by being a problem solver, exercising the servant leadership mindset, building culture intentionally, and a few tips on doing remote work effectively. In the second half of the conversation, Henry shared why and how he first started the Tech Lead Journal podcast, as well as sharing moments and lessons he learned from releasing 100 episodes in the last 2 years.

Listen out for:


Career Journey - [00:06:10]
Career Planning & Progression - [00:09:40]
Leaving Google - [00:13:34]
Taking a Plunge to Leadership - [00:16:14]
Servant Leadership & Difficult Conversation - [00:18:07]
Preparing & Growing Leadership - [00:21:07]
Building Culture - [00:26:29]
Tips for Remote Working - [00:31:08]
Career Failures - [00:37:08]
Starting a Podcast - [00:38:51]
Finding Guests - [00:42:17]
Learnings From the Podcast - [00:44:02]
Nervous Moments - [00:46:39]
Relationships With the Guests - [00:47:35]
Personal Learning - [00:49:21]
3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:52:15]
Credits - [00:59:13]

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Henry Suryawirawan’s Bio
Henry Suryawirawan is an experienced engineering leader and an avid personal growth learner. He is the host of Tech Lead Journal, a podcast about technical leadership and excellence.

Follow Henry:


LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-suryawirawan
Twitter – @henry_ken
Tech Lead Journal – https://techleadjournal.dev
Website – https://henrysuryawirawan.com



Our Sponsors

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Skills Matter is the global community and events platform for software professionals. You get on-demand access to their latest content, thought leadership insights as well as the exciting schedule of tech events running across all time zones.
Head on over to skillsmatter.com to become part of the tech community that matters most to you - it’s free to join and easy to keep up with the latest tech trends.



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For more info about the episode (including quotes and transcript), visit techleadjournal.dev/episodes/101.

“As a servant leader, your number one job is to serve the people around you. You succeed together with your people, and that’s why serving them first would give you the best opportunity to succeed together."

Henry Suryawirawan is the host of your beloved podcast. In this episode, hosted by Jerome Poudevigne, we uncovered lessons from Henry’s career journey and from running the Tech Lead Journal podcast. Henry shared his career turning points that included multiple transitions between individual contributor (IC) and management, being part of retrenchment, working in a failed startup, and his decision to leave Google and join a scaleup. Henry then shared how he prepared and grew himself into his current leadership position by being a problem solver, exercising the servant leadership mindset, building culture intentionally, and a few tips on doing remote work effectively. In the second half of the conversation, Henry shared why and how he first started the Tech Lead Journal podcast, as well as sharing moments and lessons he learned from releasing 100 episodes in the last 2 years.

Listen out for:


Career Journey - [00:06:10]
Career Planning & Progression - [00:09:40]
Leaving Google - [00:13:34]
Taking a Plunge to Leadership - [00:16:14]
Servant Leadership & Difficult Conversation - [00:18:07]
Preparing & Growing Leadership - [00:21:07]
Building Culture - [00:26:29]
Tips for Remote Working - [00:31:08]
Career Failures - [00:37:08]
Starting a Podcast - [00:38:51]
Finding Guests - [00:42:17]
Learnings From the Podcast - [00:44:02]
Nervous Moments - [00:46:39]
Relationships With the Guests - [00:47:35]
Personal Learning - [00:49:21]
3 Tech Lead Wisdom - [00:52:15]
Credits - [00:59:13]

_____

Henry Suryawirawan’s Bio
Henry Suryawirawan is an experienced engineering leader and an avid personal growth learner. He is the host of Tech Lead Journal, a podcast about technical leadership and excellence.

Follow Henry:


LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/henry-suryawirawan
Twitter – @henry_ken
Tech Lead Journal – https://techleadjournal.dev
Website – https://henrysuryawirawan.com



Our Sponsors

DevTernity 2022 (devternity.com) is the top international software development conference with an emphasis on coding, architecture, and tech leadership skills. The lineup is truly stellar and features many legends of software development like Robert "Uncle Bob" Martin, Kent Beck, Scott Hanselman, Venkat Subramaniam, Kevlin Henney, and many others! The conference takes place online, and we have the 10% discount code for you: AWSM_TLJ.


Skills Matter is the global community and events platform for software professionals. You get on-demand access to their latest content, thought leadership insights as well as the exciting schedule of tech events running across all time zones.
Head on over to skillsmatter.com to become part of the tech community that matters most to you - it’s free to join and easy to keep up with the latest tech trends.



Like this episode?
Subscribe on your favorite podcast app and submit your feedback.
Follow @techleadjournal on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Instagram.
Pledge your support by becoming a patron.
For more info about the episode (including quotes and transcript), visit techleadjournal.dev/episodes/101.

1 hr 4 min