Resources for you

With our wealth of knowledge gained from years of building healthy product, design, and engineering teams, we're excited to give back to the community. We hope you find the following tools, tips, and templates helpful as you grow your leaders, ship higher quality products, and improve the health of your organization.

Product Development

Educate Yourself with Deepa Subramaniam

Deepa joins Ryan Carson’s podcast, Educate Yourself, to talk about taking chances with your career, conquering professional doubts, the power of networking and how design-driven technology is helping to solve global problems.

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Building Product for Campaigns

Deepa joined FirstMark’s Capital Design Driven event to share lessons universally applicable lessons learned in building and running technology for campaigns.

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Management

Manager Handoffs

Lara describes how to utilize 1:1:1s to ensure a smooth transition and no career pauses as you switch managers. A 1:1 is between you and your manager; a 1:1:1 includes both your former manager, AND your new manager, and is an opportunity to ensure your career momentum doesn’t experience that hiccup.

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Support your marginalized direct report

These are terrible times. You may be facing these events head-on as a member of a marginalized group or as an ally, and if you’re a manager, you likely have direct reports who are doing the same. Lara details how to support them.

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Improve your meetings

Most of the work that goes into making a meeting good is totally invisible. Here are tips for improving your meetings, how to use ground rules to your advantage, and meeting hygiene.

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Questions for your first one-on-one

In the last few years, Lara has had the pleasure of kicking off lots of new reporting relationships with both engineers and engineering managers. Over time, she’s learned that getting some particular data during an initial 1:1 can be really helpful, as she can refer back to the answers as she needs to give a person feedback, recognize them, and find creative ways to support them.

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Organizational Health

Tracking compensation and promotion inequity

An organization won’t find much success recruiting a more diverse group of employees unless its leaders are aware of their existing internal inclusion and equity issues. Lara details how to calculate compensation and promotion rate fairness within your organization.

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Support your marginalized direct report

These are terrible times. You may be facing these events head-on as a member of a marginalized group or as an ally, and if you’re a manager, you likely have direct reports who are doing the same. Lara details how to support them.

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