Matt Netkow talks about what he's learned in helping developers and engineers develop better leadership skills, who should consider leadership, how writing helps communication, what to do when you make mistakes or are nervous, and how to become a product minded engineer.

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const podcast = { 
  episode: 205,
  title: 'Leadership',
  topics: [ 
    'communication', 'engineering', 'team'
  guest: 'Matt Netkow'
  hosts: [
    'Craig Shoemaker', 'Dan Wahlin', 'Ward Bell'

Recording date: 09/22/2022

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Matt Netkow @DotNetkow

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  • 01:41 Guest introduction
  • 03:10 What situations have you been in with leadership?
  • 06:24 What do you mean by core skills?
  • 07:20 Where do you draw the lines on leadership skills?
  • 10:37 Sponsor: Narwhal
  • 11:11 Writing and persuasion
  • 24:41 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 25:45 What do you do when you make mistakes?
  • 30:44 Being nervous
  • 33:28 Becoming a product minded manager or engineer
  • 41:53 Final thoughts

Podcast editing on this episode done by Chris Enns of Lemon Productions.