Lara Hogan

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

Blog Posts

Delegation is an art, not a science

Mar 1, 2022 • leadership, management

When managers get to the “Delegate these tasks” quadrant of the Eisenhower matrix, they can hit a big mental roadblock. Delegation sometimes feels like it will require more of your time, energy, and focus than just doing the project yourself! read more

How to announce promotions fairly

Feb 28, 2022 • leadership, management, communication

This post originally appeared on Lead Dev. read more

When to delegate, when to say no

Feb 8, 2022 • leadership, management

A common theme that’s come up in recent coaching calls is a feeling of being overwhelmed with the volume of work. I’ve heard it from newer managers, a founder CTO, a few VPE’s, and some experienced mid-level managers in just the past few weeks. read more

Jean, Jorts, and tough feedback

Jan 13, 2022 • leadership, management, feedback

I can’t stop thinking about a recent AITA post from the manager of two cats named Jorts and Jean. read more

Help your teammates navigate moments of self-doubt

Jan 4, 2022 • management, leadership

This post originally appeared on Lead Dev. read more

Don't soften feedback.

Nov 15, 2021 • leadership, management, communication, feedback

When I talk about balancing being directive and empowering as a leader, the distinction between being kind and being nice often comes up. read more

You can be directive without being a jerk

Oct 26, 2021 • leadership, management, communication

Last newsletter, I answered a manager’s question about helping their team break the cycle of going in circles, while still being as empowering as possible. read more

Finding the right kind of opportunities for your sponsee

Oct 25, 2021 • management, leadership, sponsorship

This post originally appeared on Lead Dev. read more

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