Lara Hogan

Author, public speaker, and coach for managers and leaders across the tech industry.

Blog Posts

Finding a buddy when you’re a team of one

Jul 11, 2023 • resilience, leadership, peers

I’ve been working with the rad team at for the past few months as a fractional VPE, mainly focusing on management-y and culture stuff as the team grows. read more

How to make hard decisions: even/over statements

Jun 22, 2023 • management, leadership

We face decisions every single day, big and small. Sometimes those decisions have tradeoffs that feel impossible to decide between, which naturally will feel particularly hard to settle on. read more

Be a thermostat, not a thermometer

Apr 4, 2023 • biceps, influence, management, leadership

As I’ve learned more about how humans interact with one another at work, I’ve been repeatedly reminded that we are very easily influenced by the mood of those around us. It’s usually not even something we do consciously; we just see someone using a different tone of voice or shifting their body language, and something deep in our brain notices it. read more

Recognition and rewards at work

Mar 6, 2023 • influence, management, leadership

“What we recognize is what we reward.” read more

How to announce organizational change in your first 90 days

Feb 13, 2023 • management, leadership, communication, onboarding

Congrats, you’ve made it through your first 2 months as a new hire in a leadership role! You’re in the home stretch of this initial season. read more

30-60 days in a new leadership role: run experiments for change

Jan 23, 2023 • onboarding, management, leadership

Woohoo, you’ve made it through the first 30 days in your new leadership role, and you didn’t change a thing! Congrats—you’ve been building trust by soaking in information and helping folks on your team feel heard and seen. read more

How to spend your first 30 days in a new senior-level role

Jan 9, 2023 • onboarding, management, leadership

You’ve started in a new role: congrats! read more

Six creative ways to use coaching questions

Nov 21, 2022 • management, leadership, coaching

My most-used tool these days is definitely this list of 20 great open questions. There are so many things it’s useful for. read more

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