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

Four steps to identifying your new role

Aug 12, 2020 • leadership

This post originally appeared on Lead Dev. read more

How to learn about someone's core needs

May 21, 2020 • management, leadership, leading-through-crises, biceps

The 6 core needs that humans have at work (BICEPS) are on my mind all of the time. In the past, I’ve talked about how to use the BICEPS core needs list to: read more

Easy check-in questions for your 1:1s during times of crisis

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

Here are the questions I’ve been asking in coaching calls with managers and individual contributors alike, to get a gut check on how folks are feeling during this awful, strange season—without making the conversation too heavy. read more

3 steps for leaders to take in emergencies

Mar 31, 2020 • management, leadership, leading-through-crises, communication

I’ll keep this intro short, because I know your energy and attention are precious resources during this season. read more

Creating predictability and stability in times of rapid change

Mar 15, 2020 • management, leadership, leading-through-crises, biceps

A few years back, spurred by the effects of the 2016 election, I published a blog post called “Managering in terrible times”. It begins: read more

How to manage up effectively

Jan 28, 2020 • management, biceps

In the last post, I walked through: read more

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

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Dive Deeper

On effective communication

The art of the tick tock doc

May 10, 2021

3 steps for leaders to take in emergencies

Mar 31, 2020

Communicating big news to your team

Apr 23, 2019

On leading through crises

What to do when your employees are in crisis mode

May 11, 2021

We need to talk about your Q3 roadmap

Apr 20, 2021

Handling the Emotional Weight of 1:1s

Mar 9, 2021

On giving helpful feedback

Set future performance reviews up for success now

Feb 23, 2021

Performance reviews should be unsurprising, fair, and motivating

Feb 8, 2021

Tough love for managers who need to give feedback

Jan 19, 2021

On management

What to do when your employees are in crisis mode

May 11, 2021

The art of the tick tock doc

May 10, 2021

Updated! The New Manager Care Package

Apr 29, 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