Andre Young talked with us about becoming a manager in tech, how to prepare for working in management, resources that have worked for him, how someone could get ready to become a manager, and communicating with your team and supervisors on larger projects.

Direct link to the episode.

const podcast = { 
  episode: 164,
  title: 'Rising, Stumbling and Getting Up Again',
  topics: [ 
    'management', 'training', 'communication'
  guest: 'Andre Young'
  hosts: [
    'John Papa', 'Dan Wahlin'

Recording date: Dec 9, 2021

John Papa @John_Papa

Ward Bell @WardBell

Dan Wahlin @DanWahlin

Craig Shoemaker @craigshoemaker

Andre Young @Dreyoung79

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  • 01:28 Guest introduction
  • 04:27 Becoming a manager in tech
  • 06:52 Sponsor: Ag Grid
  • 07:57 What's the advantages of being a tech manager?
  • 08:51 Why be a people manager?
  • 12:06 How do you prepare for management?
  • 13:23 Any resources that worked for you?
  • 17:13 Sponsor: IdeaBlade
  • 18:09 How do people skills factor into management?
  • 22:21 How would someone be ready for a leadership role?
  • 27:29 How do you communicate with your team vs supervisors?
  • 32:50 How do you make sure everyone's contributing to the same goal?
  • 36:06 Final thoughts

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