What I wish I knew when I became CTO

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What I wish I knew when I became CTO

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

This week features posts on: Leadership, Hiring, Onboarding, and Counterpoint.

 

Lessons learned from 5 years as a CTO at one company

LEADERSHIP

What I wish I knew when I became CTO

David Mack elegantly describes some of the painful lessons learned throughout his time as CTO at SketchDeck.

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a study on interview perceptions from engineers

HIRING

Engineers can’t gauge their interview performance, which makes them hard to hire

“If you don’t give candidates immediate feedback when you like them, they drop out because they start to make up reasons why they didn’t want to work for you anyway,” says Aline Lerner, Co-founder and CEO of Interviewing.io.

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a piece by an engineering manager at intercom

ONBOARDING

Successful employee onboarding should focus on culture

Kuba Niechciał, Engineering Manager at Intercom, explores the disadvantages of the standard onboarding process and offers a modern approach.

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an insightful take on the adverse effects of the normalization of slack

COUNTERPOINT

Slack is the opposite of organizational memory

Abe Winter, former Scaling Consultant, with an insightful take on the adverse effects of the normalization of Slack.

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Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.

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