The Learning Apprentice

Learning everyday about engineering management, leadership & self improvement

May 26, 2024

Help! I'm Drowning Here

Help! I'm Drowning Here

Let's rewind to the COVID era, a time of uncertainty about our lives and future. On a sunny day, dressed smartly, I entered the office of a new client to lead

Mar 8, 2021

Back to Basics - 1:1's

Back to Basics - 1:1's

Now that the world is experiencing massive changes due to COVID, let's jump back into the basics of having effective 1:1s with your team

Feb 19, 2020

Handling Team Conflict

Handling Team Conflict

Handling team conflict involves more than facilitating a conversation. It requires you to listen and acknowledge them!

Nov 6, 2019

Team Guidelines

Team Guidelines

Team guidelines are used to define what is acceptable in the team. Done properly, it can save a lot of headaches and get the team to operate smoothly.

Oct 23, 2019

Group 1:1s

Group 1:1s

I have always been an advocate for having 1:1 sessions with each of your team members, but lately I felt that there was something missing, a group 1:1

Oct 9, 2019

1:1 Discovery

1:1 Discovery

A look at some questions you can ask in your initial 1:1 sessions to discover and understand more about your team members

Sep 25, 2019

Being Transparent

Being Transparent

Being transparent in extremely important. It not only gives team members background about a problem but builds confidence & trust with them as well.

Sep 11, 2019

Consensus

Consensus

A look at what consensus actually is and why it is important to have in your team

Aug 3, 2019

Psychological Safety

Psychological Safety

Many people believe that the most successful teams are made up of the smartest people. What if that wasn't the case? What if it was something else?

Aug 3, 2019

Empowerment

Empowerment

You may have wondered in your career, "How do you make a great team?" For me part of the answer lies in empowerment, by allowing people in your team to do what they think is best!