Welcome to the second edition of my weekly retro: A weekly digest on the best in engineering leadership.
Will Larson | Irrational Exuberance | 17th August 2021
Any growth creates questions around capacity. Should you move people from one priority to another? Should you hire more people to create more capacity? Will Larson's main advice for working in startup and growth companies is: "create capacity rather than capture it".
Rands | Rands in Repose | 22nd August 2021
As you grow, you will be put in situations where you are unsure how to decide on big matters. "The quality of your decisions is the currency of leadership", he writes in the article, and I tend to agree. He outlines three important steps to make this work: Check your work, ask for help and slow down.
Lara Hogan | A Book Apart
One of the best books out there on public speaking has just been made free to read online. It takes you through anything you need to know to be set up for success with public speaking. If you are not interested in public speaking yourself, this might come in handy for one of your directs.
That's it for this week. Let me know if you have any comments.
See you next week!