Lara Hogan

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

Blog Posts

Popular posts: First 1:1 Questions, We need to talk about your Q3 Roadmap, Running working groups

What to do when your employees are in crisis mode

May 11, 2021 • management, leadership, leading-through-crises

Years ago, Paloma Medina—whose name you may be familiar with, since she’s the person who developed the BICEPS core needs acronym—taught me how to quickly spot when someone’s amygdala has been hijacked. Folks in fight-or-flight mode will commonly display one of these five forms of resistance: read more

The art of the tick tock doc

May 10, 2021 • management, leadership, communication

Let’s say you need to get a critical new message out to your team: like a teammate’s departure, or a significant change to the business strategy. It’s time to get familiar with the art of the communications plan: a step-by-step strategy for sharing new information throughout an organization. read more

Updated! The New Manager Care Package

Apr 29, 2021 • leadership, management

In a year when celebrations have been very difficult to come by, I hope you’ll lend a little extra support to those you care about—with helpful management tools and some newly updated goodies. read more

We need to talk about your Q3 roadmap

Apr 20, 2021 • management, leadership, leading-through-crises

As people complete their vaccination schedule, as the world around us continues to burn, and as the product roadmap chugs along, something’s gotta give. And I think it’s going to be your feature plans—because the humans behind them need time to recuperate. read more

What if you dread 1:1s with a direct report?

Apr 12, 2021 • management

This post originally appeared on Lead Dev. read more

How I’ve improved my remote presentation setup

Apr 2, 2021 • me

When I wrote Demystifying Public Speaking, I based nearly all of my research and advice around how to brace yourself for, and give, in-person presentations. And for the first three years of being a self-employed trainer and coach at Wherewithall, 90% of my presentations were in-person: at company offices, conferences, and meetups. read more

Becoming A Manager In 2021

Mar 31, 2021 • management

Are you—or someone you know—moving into a manager role this year? I’ve got your back! read more

Handling the Emotional Weight of 1:1s

Mar 9, 2021 • management, leading-through-crises

As the anniversary of the first pandemic lockdowns loom, I am sharing a round-up of resources to help you lead and support your teammates as they deal with continued grief and burnout—and resources to help you navigate your own emotional workload as a manager or leader. read more

Set future performance reviews up for success now

Feb 23, 2021 • management, feedback

Hopefully you’re nearing the end of the current performance review season! read more

Performance reviews should be unsurprising, fair, and motivating

Feb 8, 2021 • leadership, management, feedback

Performance review season is upon us again! read more

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Dive Deeper

On effective communication

The art of the tick tock doc

May 10, 2021

3 steps for leaders to take in emergencies

Mar 31, 2020

Communicating big news to your team

Apr 23, 2019

On leading through crises

What to do when your employees are in crisis mode

May 11, 2021

We need to talk about your Q3 roadmap

Apr 20, 2021

Handling the Emotional Weight of 1:1s

Mar 9, 2021

On giving helpful feedback

Set future performance reviews up for success now

Feb 23, 2021

Performance reviews should be unsurprising, fair, and motivating

Feb 8, 2021

Tough love for managers who need to give feedback

Jan 19, 2021

On management

What to do when your employees are in crisis mode

May 11, 2021

The art of the tick tock doc

May 10, 2021

Updated! The New Manager Care Package

Apr 29, 2021

On inclusion

Onsite Interview Loop Template

Mar 5, 2018

Dealing with your wage gap

Jan 8, 2018

Etsy's Charter of Mindful Communication

Sep 26, 2017