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Getting Real on the Programming Leadership podcast

This week on Programming Leadership we discuss “getting real” about software projects.

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Show notes

  • Leadership is creating an environment where everyone can contribute.
  • We can’t say yes to something until we can honestly say no to something.
  • Look for the good and the bad in the retrospective of a project. Document lessons learned.
  • Stop trying to be perfect in front of your boss and colleagues. It’s okay not to know the answer and to be imperfect.
  • Just because you can’t get a perfect estimate, doesn’t mean you don’t know something important.
  • Why you must learn to say “No” to have better discussions

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About Marcus Blankenship

Where other technical coaches focus on process or tools, I focus on the human aspects of your Programmer to Manager transition. I help you hire the right people, create the right culture, and setup the right process which achieves your goals. Managing your team isn't something you learned in college. In fact, my clients often tell me "I never prepared for this role, I always focused on doing the work". If you're ready to improve your leadership, process and team, find out how I can help you.


  1. Josh Grams on May 16, 2019 at 4:06 am

    The “Listen Now” page doesn’t exist?

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