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How To Be Successful

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How To Be Successful

Engineering Impact is a weekly newsletter that highlights trends in engineering leadership, productivity, culture, and scaling development teams. 

This week features posts on: Principles, Career, Leadership, and Communication.

PRINCIPLES

How To Be Successful

“This is long, but I think it’s one of the most important things I’ve ever written.” YC Group’s Sam Altman shares 13 thoughts on how to compound yourself and achieve outlier success. Applicable in any industry, career, or life stage.

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CAREER

On Being a Principal Engineer

“One of the most important competencies of a principal engineer is to become a force multiplier.” Silvia Botros, Engineer at SendGrid, reflects on her experience and offers a thoughtful take on what it means to be a principal engineer.

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LEADERSHIP

Absentee Managers, Micromanagers, and Thought Partners

Here’s Kim Scott, Author of Radical Candor, with a chart to help you figure out whether you’re being a good partner rather than slipping into micromanagement or absentee management (plus, more on what this spectrum of leadership styles looks like in practice).

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COMMUNICATION

Goal-Driven Development

Matthew Vanderzee, VP of Engineering at eSentire, on why it’s important for engineering managers to communicate to the business what the investment in your team is yielding. Here’s how to use goals as a means of doing so.

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