Lara Hogan

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

Blog Posts

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

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