Guest post in our leadership series. I met Paul Pickard, CTO for Korrus, a few months ago, and am so impressed by his appreciation of the human aspects of leading technical teams. Enjoy! – Kimberly
I’ve been meeting people on LunchClub for the past year or so, and it’s given me the opportunity to connect with people with diverse interests and backgrounds from different locations around the country and world. I was recently speaking with an early career software engineer who was mulling over an opportunity to move into a position where she managed people. She asked me for my “top of mind” things to I’ve learned about managing people in my career. After explaining that anything I could relate would come from having made all the mistakes – some of them repeatedly – I came up with three core intentions that I’ve adopted over the years and passed them along. I say intentions because I don’t always exhibit these behaviors, but it is certainly my aspiration to do so. This post covers the first intention. I’ll follow up with the other two in subsequent posts.
#1: Communicate Completely