WovenTeams Podcast: One on ones for scaling software teams

Interviews

Do you like listening to podcast interviews? Have questions about being a good manager in quarantine, or about having great 1 on 1s? Then, the interview of Jason Evanish, CEO of Get Lighthouse, on the WovenTeams “Scaling Software Teams” podcast is perfect for you. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to provide a working embed code, so […]

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Lessons from the Leadership Trenches: Zac Cramer of IT Assurance

Interviews

Some lessons are learned in a classroom. Others, you learn from a book. And some of the hardest lessons come from the school of experience. Zac Cramer is an entrepreneur like many of the readers of the Lighthouse blog. By chance, he and I had a conversation about how his business is doing and some […]

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The most important skill you’re not interviewing for (and how to look for it)

Grit is something Will Smith knows a lot about

What’s the most important thing to look for when interviewing a candidate: Prior roles? Skills and qualifications? Reputation and past experience? What if there was another skill that was more likely to predict someone’s success, whether in the workplace, school, or any challenging environment? There is one such skill: Grit. Grit: The key to your […]

Grit is something Will Smith knows a lot about
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Leadership Lessons for Managers from Kate Matsudaira

Kate Matsudaira knows you need to have your team work well with other teams

Kate Matsudaira has been leading engineering teams for over a decade. She’s worked at major companies like Amazon, and great startups like Decide (acquired by Ebay) and Moz. Through these experiences, she’s accumulated a lot of knowledge on leading and motivating teams. We recently interviewed Kate hoping to learn some of her secrets.  We were […]

Kate Matsudaira knows you need to have your team work well with other teams
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Why You Should Lead From the Heart: Lessons from Mark Crowley

Mark Crowley Lead from the Heart lessons

Finance is a ruthless, heartless industry, right? The only thing people there care about is money. Not so fast. For 25 years, Mark Crowley proved the stereotypes wrong. By leading from the heart with his teams, they routinely ranked in the top 5% at some of the largest financial services companies in America. He’s now […]

Mark Crowley Lead from the Heart lessons
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