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Kenneth Larsen

👋 Hello, I am Kenneth Larsen and I am an engineering manager at Spotify.

Every week I share the content that made me go from junior developer to engineering manager.

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🧘Help Your Colleagues Recharge

Question for this week: Are you transparrent enough with your work?

🧘Help Your Colleagues Recharge
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The Weekly Retro #14

Yet another week, yet another batch of great reads. I am low on sleep but high on coffee, and I think this is just what parenthood is like. While I am still adapting I still find time to reading, and that is making me really happy. Enjoy this week's selection!

The Weekly Retro #14
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The Weekly Retro #13

As we are getting closer to the end of the year, I am thinking more about planning. Goals for 2022, things I want to achieve and how I can setup my team for success. What is your favourite planning method?

The Weekly Retro #13
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The Weekly Retro #5

Time for another week of the very best I've read on engineering leadership.

The Weekly Retro #5
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✨The Weekly Retro #3

Welcome to the third edition of The Weekly Retro. This time you'll get three of the best things I've read on engineering leadership. Enjoy! The Seniority RollercoasterGergely Orosz | The Pragmatic Engineer | 30th August 2021 Changing jobs can put you in a dilemma: Should you pick a higher salary with a

✨The Weekly Retro #3
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✨The Weekly Retro #2

Welcome to the second edition of my weekly retro: A weekly digest on the best in engineering leadership.

✨The Weekly Retro #2
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How I Stay on Top of 1:1s

Keeping track of 1:1s, action items, feedback and important news to deliver can be quite overwhelming. 1:1s are so crucial, and while I've read a lot of how to do 1:1s, I did not find much on how to stay on top of 1:1s. That's why I build a system that serves me instead of me serving the system.

How I Stay on Top of 1:1s
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Should I Become a Manager?

It's not always easy. I often get asked by senior developers if they should pick the management track or not. To find out, you need to ask yourself a few questions.

Should I Become a Manager?

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🧘Help Your Colleagues Recharge

Question for this week: Are you transparrent enough with your work?

🧘Help Your Colleagues Recharge
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The Weekly Retro #14

Yet another week, yet another batch of great reads. I am low on sleep but high on coffee, and I think this is just what parenthood is like. While I am still adapting I still find time to reading, and that is making me really happy. Enjoy this week's selection!

The Weekly Retro #14
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The Weekly Retro #13

As we are getting closer to the end of the year, I am thinking more about planning. Goals for 2022, things I want to achieve and how I can setup my team for success. What is your favourite planning method?

The Weekly Retro #13