Lara Hogan

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

Blog Posts

Topics: management, leading through crises, inclusion

Popular posts: First 1:1 Questions, Advice for a new executive, Being a manager in terrible times

Managers: what do you do when your teammate shares their grief?

Oct 29, 2020 • leadership, management, leading-through-crises

Most of us aren’t taught how to respond when someone shares with us a really heavy piece of information. read more

Now Live: The Complete Demystifying Management Program Digital Course

Oct 20, 2020 • leadership, management

I’m thrilled to announce the launch of the totally digital Demystifying Management Program! read more

What happens if you become a director without being a manager first?

Oct 12, 2020 • leadership, management

I’ve written before about managing at different levels: the skills you need to hone, what changes, what you start doing and what you stop doing. But recently I was asked: what happens if you skip the introductory level of being a line manager? read more

Recognize your management wins

Sep 23, 2020 • leadership, management

A question I get a lot is: what’s a big manager mistake you’ve made? read more

Four steps to identifying your new role

Aug 12, 2020 • leadership

This post originally appeared on Lead Dev. read more

How to learn about someone's core needs

May 21, 2020 • management, leadership, leading-through-crises, biceps

The 6 core needs that humans have at work (BICEPS) are on my mind all of the time. In the past, I’ve talked about how to use the BICEPS core needs list to: read more

Easy check-in questions for your 1:1s during times of crisis

Apr 24, 2020 • management, leadership, leading-through-crises

Here are the questions I’ve been asking in coaching calls with managers and individual contributors alike, to get a gut check on how folks are feeling during this awful, strange season—without making the conversation too heavy. read more

3 steps for leaders to take in emergencies

Mar 31, 2020 • management, leadership, leading-through-crises

I’ll keep this intro short, because I know your energy and attention are precious resources during this season. read more

Creating predictability and stability in times of rapid change

Mar 15, 2020 • management, leadership, leading-through-crises, biceps

A few years back, spurred by the effects of the 2016 election, I published a blog post called “Managering in terrible times”. It begins: read more

How to manage up effectively

Jan 28, 2020 • management, biceps

In the last post, I walked through: read more

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