Promoting your best programmer is not enough.
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Promoting your best programmer doesn't guarantee success.
The stakes are high: developer turnover, plummeting morale, and costly project delays.
Developers are the most expensive resources in your company, and every unproductive hour costs you thousands.
Worse yet, if your new Tech Lead drives them away, it will cost you tens of thousands in hiring and training fees.
Is your new tech lead ready to manage your million dollar software investment?
Are you willing to gamble that they will "get it"?
Can you afford for them to fail?
Your new Tech Lead loves tech, right? They keep up on the latest code architectures, frameworks, languages, and tools.
But without a proven management and leadership architecture, they will fail.
Then your business will pay the price in the form of...
- Developer turnover
- Low productivity and morale
- Fighting and politics
- Difficulty recruiting and hiring
- Gender and diversity lawsuits
Give them Tech Leadership Training that works!
Introducing the Tech Lead Accelerator Group, a guided, interactive, focused peer community which supercharges your Tech Leads and Software Managers.
Tech Leads may stay aboard for 3-6 months, depending on their level of experience and skill, graduating when they are ready to work without support.
This isn't a pie-in-the-sky leadership seminar. It's hands-on help where the rubber meets the code (pun intended!)
Topics are chosen monthly by consensus, allowing the group decide where to focus their energy.
We'll vote on a topic each month and then you'll receive some questions & thoughts to help you think it through before we meet.
Some candidate topics I suggest are...
Building great relationships with your team
Improving agile processes
Creating and improving your delivery process
Giving and receiving feedback
Dealing with difficult programmers
Interviews and hiring
Communicating with peers, clients and bosses
Zero-surprise employee evaluations
Step 1: Schedule a free consultation to discuss the Tech Lead accelerator. -->>>
Step 2: Enroll your Tech Lead.
Step 3: Your Tech Lead thanks you.
Supercharge your Tech Lead by giving them a management architecture designed to lead software developers.
I will be in touch within 24 hours to confidentially discuss your new Tech Lead. Hang in there, we'll make sure they don't fail!
Tech Lead Accelerator Groups start Monthly
I’m limiting it to 5 people at a time. This keeps the office hours call wide open for going deep into your needs, and covering all the context and background information needed to do effective problem-solving and coaching.
My one-on-one coaching services range from $1,750 to $5,000 per month.
Once you buy, your price will never increase. Prices will go up over time, but once you've subscribed you're locked in.
The accelerator group is the most cost-effective way to provide the support and help your Team Lead needs.
You can cancel at any time, so you’re in the driver’s seat in terms of cost. I think of this as graduating, so I’ll actually be excited for when you both decide they are you’re ready to cancel. You’ll never get pressure to stay on longer than you’d like.
Does your Team Lead need just a little bit of support to get where they need to be? Join for a month or three, graduate when you’re ready.
Need more time or support? Stay a member as long as they like at your original membership price.
The "You gotta be happy!" Guarantee
If you decide this isn't for you, for any reason, I'll immediately give 100% of your money back, no questions asked. I want you to be happy with your decision to take this training. No questions asked.
When do the groups meet?
Thursday, at 12pm Pacific Time, using Zoom video conferencing.
How long is each meeting?
Each group meets for 90 minutes twice a month to discuss a topic. We'll rotate through topics each month, but you can ask questions or get help on any topic during any session.
Each person gets time to talk and ask questions during the meeting. We'll also help each other, so we all learn together.
In addition, we'll have together in a closed slack channel just for our group. This low volume channel lets you ask questions and collaborate on answers, and gives you asynchronous access to help between sessions.
I'll also record each meeting, and send out the recording for your reference.
Why am I doing this?
Because you asked me to. Even though I email back every person that emails me with a problem, and I give away free mentoring sessions each December, I still get asked for more. Yet most people can't afford the prices of my one-on-one coaching services, so they are left without the support they need to be successful.
Plus, I noticed that in the group workshops I've held, an amazing thing keeps happening: people love the small-group dynamics, and so do I. So I'm really excited to offer these programs, and know we'll have great conversations.
Why should you trust me?
First, I've been leading developers for 20 years at startups, agencies and enterprises.
Second, I've spent the past three years helping Freelancers, Agency Owners and Software Leaders improve their lives. Through individual coaching, group mentoring with Brennan Dunn's Double Your Freelancing Clients and my writing and YouTube channel, I've helped thousands of people feel more productive and confident in their role.
What people say about working with me...
I require every new manager that reports to me to sign up for Marcus's newsletter and often discuss it in staff meetings. Leadership with a capital "L" is a real part of the discipline I now bring to the coaching experience with my team.
I continue to work one-on-one with Marcus to this day, and I hope I will always be able to lean on him and dialog about challenges.
He is worth way more than you can ever pay him."
Andrew Coven, Director of Content Acquisition Engineering of Netflix
Oddly, I felt like I would be unable to put this new information and ideas into action, and would, therefore, feel worse about myself than before.
I found the opposite. Working with Marcus has been the best form of support I could ask for. He helps me question bad assumptions, brainstorm better solutions, and he's taught me how to manage people without screwing up.
I like the small group focus. I find that the focused attention helps dig deeper into troubling issues."