Csaba Okrona

Senior engineering manager. Built teams @ Prezi and Contentful. Tweets about tech, leadership, management, and psychology. Purveyor of weird jokes.

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Questions vs. directions

Asking questions is a basic coaching technique but doing it properly is a matter of practice, finding a good balance, and avoiding some common pitfalls. As with most of the things in life.

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The basics of one-on-one meetings

Conducting good one-on-one sessions is one of the most frustrating skills new engineering leads need to learn. Read about best practices that worked for me on both sides of this relationship – as an engineer and as an engineering manager. I’ll also mention some common pitfalls to avoid.

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