Lara Hogan

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

Blog Posts

Topics: management, giving presentations, inclusion

Popular posts: First 1:1 questions, Desk moves, Running working groups, Team leader Venn diagram

Week in Review Leadership Comms

Jul 31, 2018 • management

As an Engineering Director at Etsy and VP of Engineering at Kickstarter, I sent a “Week in Review” document every two-ish weeks to my whole team. This doc helped me set records straight, disseminate info to lots of people at once, and open up conversation internally, while reflecting on the themes that had come up in weekly one-on-ones, backchannels, team meetings, etc. (read more)

Feedback Equation

Jul 15, 2018 • management

As I mention in my book Demystifying Public Speaking, humans are mostly bad at giving feedback. We’re also really bad at preparing ourselves to receive feedback. (read more)

Leadership Style Colors

Jul 9, 2018 • management

Search for “leadership styles” on Google, and you’ll find lots of different articles describing the various types and numbers of leadership styles. Here are some examples of articles that say there are five, six, seven, eight, nine, and twelve leadership styles. (read more)

How to Facilitate a Working Group Meeting

Mar 26, 2018 • management

This is where the magic happens. After you’ve laid all the ground work for organizing a working group (define ground rules, choose and invite attendees, plan your agenda arc, and communicate broadly), here’s what to do when you finally get your participants in the room together. (read more)

How to Organize a Working Group

Mar 25, 2018 • management

I’ve been running a lot of working groups as part of my consulting practice, leveling up product and engineering organizations. (read more)

Meetup Architecture Principles

Mar 13, 2018 • management

Our Goal: Empower Meetup engineers to build coherent, lasting architecture solutions. (read more)

Onsite Interview Loop Template

Mar 5, 2018 • management, inclusion

This post originally appeared on Making Meetup (read more)

Team Leader Venn Diagram

Feb 22, 2018 • management

A tool for gaining a shared understanding of responsibilities (read more)

Manager Energy Drain

Jan 24, 2018 • management

One of the most frequent questions I hear as I coach managers is, “How do I handle how tired I am as a manager?” (read more)

Dealing with your wage gap

Jan 8, 2018 • inclusion

“serious question: say you’re in HR and a woman comes to you with, my (male) coworker with same title/years of experience/performance rating is making 47k more than me. what are you supposed to do? what can you do?” - @amyngyn (read more)

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