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2021 Check-in: Professional Development

Recently, I finished reading 97 Things Every Engineering Manager Should Know and I was inspired by one of the essays (“Focus on Growth to Improve Employee Engagement” by Amy Rich) to do (most) of a professional development plan - mainly minus the “plan” bit, that’s between me, my manager and a council of therapists.

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Psychological Safety and the Only Pyramid Scheme That Works

A lot of my job is about safety. Safety prevents errors from happening but, more importantly, when people feel safe, things become safer. It’s a strange phenomenon that I’ve seen time and time again where if you lay out processes and tools that make things like software deployments safer, the effects continue to compound long after the change has happened.

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