Three Pillars

Posted on Wed 14 July 2021 in leadership • Tagged with management, information

Recently an old friend, with great experience as an IC, PM and EM, called me to ask for some advice. He had been running his business for a while and took up a new role as an engineering manager after some time. "What areas do you focus on as an EM?, particularly when joining a new team".

I divided the conversation into three pillars: strategy & inventory, technical (aka going deep) and career / personal

Any given day, week or month will include some of these. Some periods will emphasize one or the other more heavily.


Strategy is about helping the …

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