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

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

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

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Dive Deeper

On effective communication

My team is going in circles. Help!

Oct 5, 2021

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

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

My team is going in circles. Help!

Oct 5, 2021

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

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