First, I’d like to celebrate! As part of our stemverse initiative, we’ve started posting some social media articles celebrating diverse leaders in STEM, and sharing both non-fiction and fiction books that we think will inspire more diverse kids to get into STEM. Here are our first few posts: Wu Chien-Shiung: Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn…… Continue reading Let the Trolls Feed You
Manager vs. IC
My thoughts on the differences between manager and IC roles. I’ve gone back and forth between individual contributor (IC) and management/lead roles a few times in my career. There are things I like about both. Occasionally I’m asked to share my thoughts on the differences between the two roles, especially by people who are wondering…… Continue reading Manager vs. IC
People talk about networking as an important career activity or skill. But they don’t usually define what it is, or tell you how to do it. Many people dread the idea, and/or fear that they’re being left behind. Do you have to pretend to like people? Do social extroverts reap all the benefits? Is it even moral/fair?
My thoughts on the value you get from mentoring and being mentored, and how to make the most of it.
What does a manager DO, anyway?
Once you’ve built up some seniority, you start asking yourself: should I go into management? Will I be good at it? Will I enjoy it? What does a manager do, anyway?