Lara Hogan

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

Blog Posts

Topics: management, leading through crises, inclusion

Popular posts: First 1:1 Questions, Advice for a new executive, Being a manager in terrible times

Is managing up a bad thing?

Jan 21, 2020 • management

One of the topics I’m asked to write about with some frequency is “managing up”. So I asked on Twitter: read more

Socially visible progress

Dec 17, 2019 • management

Our brains are trained to look for socially visible progress. read more

On direction 'versus' empowerment

Nov 19, 2019 • management

I first learned the phrase “balance direction and empowerment” from Dana Trader, Meetup’s former VP of HR (now she’s a VP at Teachers Pay Teachers). read more

How to offer challenges to your teammates

Oct 1, 2019 • management, biceps

Think about when a manager’s helped skyrocket your growth—what did they do? Did they teach you a new skill? Did they give you hard feedback? read more

Introducing: New Manager Care Packages

Sep 12, 2019 • management

Wishing you could congratulate the new manager in your life while also giving them some more support in their new role? Meet my New Manager Care Package. read more

Interviewing at senior levels

Aug 13, 2019 • management

In my last newsletter, I wrote about a few skills that indicate someone is distinctly more senior in their role: read more

Updated: Work at different management levels

Jul 23, 2019 • management

“As a leader, your job should change every six months even if you stay put.” —Cate Huston read more

My 3 favorite types of manager meetings

Jul 2, 2019 • leadership, management

The first time I came across the concept of a “first team”, it was in the incredible book The Manager’s Path: read more

Communicating big news to your team

Apr 23, 2019 • leadership, leading-through-crises

As a manager, you’ve probably already been responsible for communicating a message from senior leadership to your team. Maybe you’ve had to give them a heads-up about company policy changes like a new performance review process, scary news like a reorg, or happy news like bonuses. read more

Order Now: Resilient Management book

Apr 23, 2019 • management

This announcement was a long time in the making: read more

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