CTO Connection Podcast

Growing Individuals on Your Team with Greg Thomas

August 13, 2020 peter@pbell.com (CTO Connection) Episode 99
CTO Connection Podcast
Growing Individuals on Your Team with Greg Thomas
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CTO Connection Podcast
Growing Individuals on Your Team with Greg Thomas
Aug 13, 2020 Episode 99
peter@pbell.com (CTO Connection)

Greg Thomas is the author of the book, Code Your Way Up. Over the course of his 20 years in software development, he found that there was a void when it comes to developing individuals on a team into leadership and management roles.

Greg joined Peter to talk about some of the most important principles discussed in his book. He discusses why feedback isn’t always a pat on the back and shares three questions you should be asking when you join or build a new team. Listen for his advice.

  • (01:32) - Code Your Way Up 
  • (03:10) - How to grow individuals
  • (06:24) - Identifying the right track
  • (09:51) - Selecting feedback
  • (14:18) - Continuing to code
  • (16:25) - Candidates for career change
  • (22:29) - Training to become a competent manager
  • (25:20) - The Making of a Manager
  • (25:33) - Seth Godin's "altMBA" workshop
  • (26:37) - Succession planning
  • (28:50) - Touchpoints for reflection
  • (31:43) - Helping teams help themselves

Special thanks to our global partner – Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS offers a broad set of global cloud-based products to equip technology leaders to build better and more powerful solutions, reach out to aws-cto-program@amazon.com if you’re interested to learn more about their offerings.

CTO Connection is where you can learn from the experiences of successful engineering leaders at fast-growth tech startups. Whether you want to learn more about hiring, motivating or managing an engineering team, if you're technical and manage engineers, the CTO Connection podcast is a great resource for learning from your peers!

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to CTO Connection in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

Podcast episode production by Dante32.

Show Notes

Greg Thomas is the author of the book, Code Your Way Up. Over the course of his 20 years in software development, he found that there was a void when it comes to developing individuals on a team into leadership and management roles.

Greg joined Peter to talk about some of the most important principles discussed in his book. He discusses why feedback isn’t always a pat on the back and shares three questions you should be asking when you join or build a new team. Listen for his advice.

  • (01:32) - Code Your Way Up 
  • (03:10) - How to grow individuals
  • (06:24) - Identifying the right track
  • (09:51) - Selecting feedback
  • (14:18) - Continuing to code
  • (16:25) - Candidates for career change
  • (22:29) - Training to become a competent manager
  • (25:20) - The Making of a Manager
  • (25:33) - Seth Godin's "altMBA" workshop
  • (26:37) - Succession planning
  • (28:50) - Touchpoints for reflection
  • (31:43) - Helping teams help themselves

Special thanks to our global partner – Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS offers a broad set of global cloud-based products to equip technology leaders to build better and more powerful solutions, reach out to aws-cto-program@amazon.com if you’re interested to learn more about their offerings.

CTO Connection is where you can learn from the experiences of successful engineering leaders at fast-growth tech startups. Whether you want to learn more about hiring, motivating or managing an engineering team, if you're technical and manage engineers, the CTO Connection podcast is a great resource for learning from your peers!

If you'd like to receive new episodes as they're published, please subscribe to CTO Connection in Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider leaving a review in Apple Podcasts. It really helps others find the show.

Podcast episode production by Dante32.