Lara Hogan

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

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

Demystifying Public Speaking: Now Online For Free!

Aug 24, 2021 • leadership, communication, presenting

Y’all. I’m SO excited to share that I’ve just published the entirety of my book Demystifying Public Speaking online. Making it accessible for you to read, for free. :) read more

Help Your Colleagues Take Real Time Off By Answering These Six Questions

Jul 14, 2021 • management, leadership, communication

Your colleagues need real, respected time off. After a time where we weren’t able to get away at all, disconnecting deserves to be treated as protected time. read more

Why 'bring solutions not problems' doesn’t work

Jul 6, 2021 • management, leadership, feedback

Many years ago, when I asked a very grumpy direct report to “start bringing solutions, not just problems,” it did not go well. read more

How To Share Complex Company News With Your Team And Build Trust

Jun 22, 2021 • management, leadership, communication, leading-through-crises

There are a number of pitfalls leaders can fall into when organizational changes or world events start impacting our teams. By responding poorly, leaders will create a lot more strife down the line. So, when a fraught issue arises, how can we help our organization move forward in a way that actually builds rather than breaks trust? read more

Borrowing lines from great leaders around you

Jun 14, 2021 • management

This post originally appeared on Lead Dev. read more

How To Evaluate Your Leadership Impact On A Performance Review

Jun 1, 2021 • management, leadership, feedback

Given that identifying visible, measurable progress in leadership work is a challenge, how can you evaluate your impact as a leader? And when it’s performance review season, how can you describe the impact of your work to your manager, human resources department and others who are evaluating you? read more

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

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On effective communication

Demystifying Public Speaking: Now Online For Free!

Aug 24, 2021

Help Your Colleagues Take Real Time Off By Answering These Six Questions

Jul 14, 2021

How To Share Complex Company News With Your Team And Build Trust

Jun 22, 2021

On leading through crises

How To Share Complex Company News With Your Team And Build Trust

Jun 22, 2021

What to do when your employees are in crisis mode

May 11, 2021

We need to talk about your Q3 roadmap

Apr 20, 2021

On giving helpful feedback

Why 'bring solutions not problems' doesn’t work

Jul 6, 2021

How To Evaluate Your Leadership Impact On A Performance Review

Jun 1, 2021

Set future performance reviews up for success now

Feb 23, 2021

On management

Help Your Colleagues Take Real Time Off By Answering These Six Questions

Jul 14, 2021

Why 'bring solutions not problems' doesn’t work

Jul 6, 2021

How To Share Complex Company News With Your Team And Build Trust

Jun 22, 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