By Henry Suryawirawan

Great technical leadership requires more than just great coding skills. It requires a variety of other skills that are not well-defined, and they are not something that we can fully learn in any school or book. Hear from experienced technical leaders sharing their journey and philosophy for building great technical teams and achieving technical excellence. Find out what makes them great and how to apply those lessons to your work and team.

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#130 - Remote Work Insights & Leading Engineers as a Non-Engineer - Sarah Milstein

Sarah Milstein is the VP of Engineering at Daily. In this episode, Sarah shared some remote work insights we may not have heard before and her experience of leading engineers as someone from a non-tech background.

#129 - GIST Framework for Building High-Value, High-Impact Products - Itamar Gilad

Itamar Gilad is a product management expert and was previously a product manager at Google and the head of Gmail’s growth team. In this episode, Itamar shared some of his lessons learnt growing Gmail and how we can build high-value and impactful products using his GIST framework.

#128 - Threshold Leadership: Leading in the Age of AI - Nick Chatrath

Nick Chatrath is a leadership and organizational transformation expert and the author of “The Threshold: Leading in the Age of AI”. In this episode, Nick shared the concept of threshold leadership and its four pathways to help leaders be more responsible in the development and use of AI.

#127 - Building Successful Products With Game Thinking - Amy Jo Kim

Amy Jo Kim is a game designer, startup coach, author, and co-founder of Game Thinking. In this episode, Amy shared how we can use game thinking to build better and successful products by using the 3 core ideas: superfans, sticky loops, and concept storyboards.

#125 - Patterns for API Design - Daniel Luebke

Daniel Luebke is a software architect and the co-author of “Patterns for API Design”. In this episode, Daniel shared several API and message best practices, including API first design, how to design loosely coupled message exchanges, and the importance of defining the API lifecycle and evolution.

#124 - The Value Flywheel Effect - David Anderson

David Anderson is the author of “The Value Flywheel Effect” and the co-creator of The Serverless Edge. In this episode, David described the value flywheel effect concept and its four stages: clarity of purpose, challenge & landscape, next best action, and long-term value.

#123 - The Empathetic Workplace: How to Handle Workplace Trauma - Katharine Manning

Katharine Manning is the author of “The Empathetic Workplace”. In this episode, Katharine shared how leaders can deal with traumatic experience in the workplace and how we can use the LASER method for a more compassionate, calm, and confident response to the workplace trauma.

#122 - Essential Things Every Software Engineer Should Know - Kevlin Henney

Kevlin Henney is a consultant, writer, and speaker on software development and has written and edited several popular books, including “97 Things Every Programmer Should Know”. In this episode, Kevlin shared some important and timeless things every software engineer should know.

#121 - Developing Creative Identity at Work & Personal Life - Oana Velcu-Laitinen

Oana Velcu-Laitinen is the author of “How to Develop Your Creative Identity at Work”. In this episode, Dr. Oana shared how we can develop our creative identity at work and in our personal life and explained why creativity is important for maintaining our sense of engagement and motivation.