Lara Hogan

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

Tag: Communication

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Woman speaking to camera with video player buttons underneathWant to communicate more effectively?

Check out my new Setting Expectations as a Manager video course to balance being empowering and being directive as a leader, and know when to switch up your approach.

The art of the tick tock doc

May 10, 2021 • management, leadership, communication

Let’s say you need to get a critical new message out to your team: like a teammate’s departure, or a significant change to the business strategy. It’s time to get familiar with the art of the communications plan: a step-by-step strategy for sharing new information throughout an organization. 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

Communicating big news to your team

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

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

Actively listening

Apr 3, 2019 • leadership, communication

Hey, manager! read more

Week in Review Leadership Comms

Jul 31, 2018 • management, communication

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

Etsy's Charter of Mindful Communication

Sep 26, 2017 • management, etsy, inclusion, leadership, communication

While I worked at Etsy, the company’s Culture & Engagement team rolled out the following “Charter of Mindful Communication”. I’m not sure if it’s been updated since, but I’ve found this language incredibly useful throughout my work ever since, and even brought it over to Kickstarter. I hope it’s valuable to you! read more