AGL 339: Ahmed Wasfy

About Ahmed

Ahmed is an experienced engineering leader, having led teams at Microsoft, Amazon and Google. He is currently leading Cloud teams at Google. In addition to his day job, Ahmed also helps engineering managers become effective leaders through his coaching.

Today We Talked About

  • Ahmed’s background
  • Leadership in general
  • Re-occurring problems for new leaders
  • Feedback loops
  • Dealing with being Overwhelmed
    • Know your own limits
    • Setting Explicit Expectations
    • Knowing what your optimizing for
  • Framework
    • Master yourself
    • Manage People
    • Manage Project
  • Resources, Time and Scope
  • Grumpy
  • Unintentional messages to your team
  • Change the way you show up
  • Lead by Example
  • One-on-Ones
    • Weekly – Don’t skip them
    • Don’t end them early
    • Follow-up Questions
    • Aligning Incentives
    • Career Focused One-on-ones every 4th one.

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