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The Tech Exec Podcast with Aviv Ben-Yosef
A short discussion of leadership improvements you can start using in your startup today as a technical executive, whether you are a CTO, CIO, VP Engineering, VP R&D, and so on.
4 days ago
Drawing the Line
Sometimes, you have to draw a line. Other times, you should move on. Which is which?
Nov 17, 2020
Self Fulfilling Prophecies
Sometimes, merely preparing for the worst is actually setting your team up for it.
Nov 10, 2020
Level of Coaching
Are you practicing coaching at the right levels of your organization?
Nov 3, 2020
Against Executive Quarantine
Are you too going into executive lockdown? Stop it!
Oct 27, 2020
Hackathons are a Hack
Are you content with your once a quarter hackathon that you post on social media? You shouldn't be.
Oct 20, 2020
Committing to Committing
You may have promised something, but did you promise to follow-through?
Oct 13, 2020
The Goldilocks Gravity
Are you too gravitating towards a Goldilocks kind of thinking?
Oct 6, 2020
Personal Definition of Done
What will you achieve?
Sep 29, 2020
Business to Engineering Connection
Why would your engineers care about the business impact if it's never relayed to them?
Sep 22, 2020
With great responsibility should come great power. Use it.
Sep 15, 2020
The Ultimate Tech Executive
I often am asked about what defines the best tech executives I work with.
Sep 8, 2020
Zooming on Impact
Are you engineers just spending their time in another Zoom, or are they providing impact?
Sep 1, 2020
Motivation is the basis for successful force-multipliers.
Aug 25, 2020
Managers vs. Executives
Managers and executives, what's the difference really?
Aug 18, 2020
Each generation stands on the shoulders of the generation that came before it.
Aug 11, 2020
A robust culture is one of the tenets for creating a world-class engineering team.
Aug 4, 2020
Comfort zones. They're comfy—but you shouldn't allow yourself or your team to get too comfy.
Jul 28, 2020
This week we’re talking about setting a direction for yourself and your team, along with a short self-assessment from my coaching toolkit.
Jul 20, 2020
You can't create the perfect company, but you cannot give simply give up as well.
Jul 14, 2020
“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” ― Douglas Adams.
Jul 7, 2020
Firmness of Opinions
How well done should your opinions be?
Jun 30, 2020
Stop being reactive and take control of your day.
Jun 23, 2020
Where do you get your tech advice from?
Jun 16, 2020
Hiring First Time Positions
How should you go about that first time you're hiring for a new kind of position that you have no idea about?
Jun 9, 2020
Creating Strategic Alignment
Gaining strategic alignment throughout your team will allow you to leap forward.
Jun 2, 2020
Getting Rid of Heroes
How to get the heroes you deserve?
May 26, 2020
We've all been talking too much about remote work. Yet, it seems not enough of us grok the fact that remote works!
May 19, 2020
Don't fight windmills when you have a big change to push for.
May 12, 2020
Filling Product Vacuums
When your team is suffering from an engineering vacuum, they will eventually do their best to compensate for it. How can you make sure they do the right thing?
May 5, 2020
The Hybrid Organization
We are now transitioning to an even tougher situation that simply everyone working from home.
Apr 28, 2020
The Perfect Team
Let's discuss perfect teams and other legendary creatures.
Apr 21, 2020
Engineering Force Multipliers
Engineering force multipliers, at different levels in your organization, can provide you with a huge boost and propel your team forward. How do you cultivate them?
Apr 14, 2020
Managing Your Manager
Managing your employees is the easy part.
Apr 7, 2020
In the game of politics, you either win or you die?
Mar 31, 2020
Failure is not an option… or is it?
Mar 24, 2020
Sometimes you need to have words with someone. Let's talk about that talk.
Mar 17, 2020
A Coronavirus special: a premier on bootstrapping your company's remote work.
Mar 10, 2020
You might be great at debugging code issues, but how good are you at debugging your team?
Mar 3, 2020
Feeding the Beast
When you start serving your team instead of it serving the business.
Feb 25, 2020
It's your responsibility to help your colleagues in the business make informed decisions.
Feb 18, 2020
Are you teaching your people to become helpless?
Feb 11, 2020
Speed of Change
Is your organization learning and improving as fast as it could?
Feb 4, 2020
There's always a first time, how do you use it properly to grow?
Jan 28, 2020
Before taking action, make sure it's backed by the right evidence.
Jan 21, 2020
Growing With Your Organization
As your organization grows, you have to grow as well.
Jan 14, 2020
Are you creating an unbalanced organizational chart for no good reason?
Jan 7, 2020
Feedback loops: cultivation, measurement, and optimization.
Dec 31, 2019
The Changes of a Decade
Looking back at how leading a software engineering organization looked like 10 years ago, and what has changed till today.
Dec 24, 2019
Let's dig into the detailed of how you should be providing negative feedback.
Dec 17, 2019
Slack. Not the chat software.
Dec 12, 2019
Investing Your Time
After you've made time on your calendar, what should you fill it with?
Dec 3, 2019
A quick roundup of common pitfalls I see when hiring people and onboarding them
Nov 26, 2019
Don't Go It Alone
You don't have to go along carrying all the weight on your shoulders.
Nov 12, 2019
Product Mastery vs. Product Illiteracy: what does it mean, and how can you achieve it?
Nov 5, 2019
Leveling the Bar
Before you can raise the bar, you can should start with quick wins to gain momentum.
Oct 29, 2019
Yucatan Asteroid: Think Long Term or Get Extinct
How you may be creating myopia in your team, and how that endangers everything you're doing.
Oct 8, 2019
Agile - I don't think it means what you think it means.
Sep 24, 2019
The Blitz - how working in war mode can bring on severe casualties.
Sep 17, 2019
Setting Up New Managers to Succeed
How to handle the promotion of a newly minted manager to their first management position
Sep 10, 2019
The Calendar Reset/Refresh
Taking a short break from our strategic thinking to discuss a tactic.
Sep 3, 2019
Candor in Business
Whenever you're not being candid, you're missing out on opportunities for growth.
Aug 27, 2019
One of the three tenants of a well-balanced R&D organization, here's our first dive into Autonomy, how to measure it at your organization and how to start working on it.
Aug 20, 2019
Management by Walking Around
MBWA has been in successfully in use since the 70's. How can you use this practice in your modern workplace and how does it translate to the tech industry?
Aug 12, 2019
Everyone keeps talking about tech debt. Let's look at it from a different angle.
Aug 6, 2019
The Quick Health Assessment
My quick process to get the lay-of-the-land fast whenever I start working with a new client
Jul 15, 2019
Your Leadership Muscle
An introduction of this new podcast and right off the bat going into the first concept you should be attentive to, your leadership muscle.