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The Art of Leadership with Michael Lopp

Episode 36 How can you build trust as a leader? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Michael Lopp discuss the small practices that make a good leader. Listen to learn about building trust, respect, and relationships in a leadership role.   Show Notes Leadership practices are small things done repetitively over…

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Collaboration and Notqmail with Amitai Schleier

Episode 35 On this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Amitai Schleier, discuss a new project Amitai is working on regarding reviving an old, but useful, open-source program called qmail. Strategy and collaboration on this project as well as how to manage a project of this nature are discussed.   Show Notes The…

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Rise of the Resilient Manager with Lara Hogan

Episode 33 ​​Are you a resilient manager? Do you want to become one? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Lara Hogan discuss what it means to be a resilient manager. She will discuss some effective management skills and thought processes. She will also introduce us to the idea of the manager…

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Compassionate Coding with April Wensel

Episode 32 ​​Are you compassionate? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, April Wensel discuss compassion in technology and how it affects people. April shares how to become more compassionate as individuals and how we can bring more compassion into our organizations. Dive in to learn about a more compassionate future.  …

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Finding Your Balance with Camille Fournier

Episode 31 ​In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest, Camille Fournier discuss some points from her book, The Manager’s Path. They discuss the importance of time management and how to effectively manage employee turnover in a leadership role.     Show Notes A day in the life of a manager varies, but…

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My Mission

Episode 30 Have you ever wondered why am I doing this? In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus discusses his vision for the future and how we can work together to change it. Are you with me?     Show Notes Consider your why and get on board with mine. @4:02​ I want to create…

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Rules of Change with Esther Derby

Episode 27 In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest Esther Derby discuss change. They discuss her book, Seven Rules for Positive Productive Change, and how change is viewed and implemented by individuals and organizations.     Show Notes Change is a core aspect of leaders’ and managers’ jobs Change is viewed differently from…

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A New Leadership Model with Jason Wong

Episode 26 ​In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest Jason Wong discuss how one size does not fit all in leadership. They dive into how the traditional leadership model isn’t working well and how it could be changed to become more effective. The two also enlighten listeners on a new followership model,…

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The One Constant with Don Gray

Episode 25 Change is hard, unpredictable, and downright complex. Getting people or systems to change is not easy and certainly not done in a vacuum.  In this episode of Programming Leadership, Marcus and his guest Don Gray enlighten listeners regarding the world of software development, the reasons for implementing software changes and why it’s not…

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Investing in the Long Game with Reuven Lerner

Episode 23 Training, done properly, is a specialized type of learning that companies can use as an investment in their personnel.  Unfortunately, it also may become just a box that gets ticked off each year as a mandatory practice. Marcus and Reuven discuss how to get the most from your training dollar, what to expect…

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A First Team Mindset

Episode 22 When you as the manager treat your peers, other managers in the organizations as your first team, it changes your stance. It changes the way you work. It creates intentionally a set of allies you can problem-solve, people problem-solve with, people you can collaborate with. This is a little bit different idea than…

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