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

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

The skill of naming what’s happening in the room

Feb 8, 2021 • leadership

This post originally appeared on Lead Dev. read more

Tough love for managers who need to give feedback

Jan 19, 2021 • leadership, management, feedback

I’m honored to coach a lot of really terrific managers and leaders in my work. But no matter how experienced or how smart these folks are, we all still get some things wrong sometimes. When it comes to feedback, I have a lot of tough love to give. read more

How 2020 has shaped you as a leader

Dec 7, 2020 • leadership

This post originally appeared on Lead Dev. read more

How to say no right now

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

We are in an absolutely bananas season. read more

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

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Dive Deeper

On effective communication

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

The art of the tick tock doc

May 10, 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