This week we are re-releasing episode 24 from our 1st season.
Zac and Errol discuss GRIT The Power of Passion and Perseverence, a New York Times bestseller by pioneering psychologist Angela Duckworth which shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents, students, educators, athletes, or business people—that the secret to outstanding achievement is not talent but a special blend of passion and persistence she calls “grit.”
Today we have a unique episode, with our first ‘anonymous’ guest, Erik. Erik is using an pseudo alias as his last name, going by Erik “Edgar A. Perry, A Bostonian” and only spoke with us through an audio connection.
They discuss in detail the inner workings of many tech teams and companies, and how leadership in the tech industry is suffering, although there may be hope yet.
We wanted to thank all of our listeners for sticking with us, and especially those who have been with us since the beginning. Today is our 50th episode, we are halfway to 100 and we hope that you all stick with us for the ride! Thanks again, and we hope you enjoy what we have today for you.
For this special episode, Zac and Errol are reviewing a great book on leadership by a great leader, the famous NFL Coach Bill Walsh and his book “The Score Takes Care Of Itself”!
This week we interview another like mind: Marcus Blankenship! A self described ‘Technical Leadership Consultant and Trainer’ who is a fellow cultivator of leadership in technology!
Today Zac and Errol hammer home our main ideas and reiterate what they have set as the bedrock of their development, exploring the intertwining areas of technology and leadership, how they come together, and how to rise to your position when the time comes to be a leader of tech!
To hear more about how Zac and Errol interpret, and utilize, the best selling book The War of Art, keep on listening! This book has helped so many people to be more successful and productive. Now it can help you too, with the unique perspective of Zac and Errol to guide you!
Today, Zac and Errol will begin discussing the book The War of Art by Steven Pressfield. They dive into it in detail, discussing his ideas of resistance and how they affect not only individuals, even themselves, but teams in tech and everywhere else as well. By being prepared with a contingency plan to start as we’ve covered previously, you can learn how to avoid resistance and accomplish the best possible results.
"Have you ever thought about doing that...this way?" We've all heard it before, but when you hear from your boss, what do you do? Is it an order, or is he just giving you a pointer (take it or leave it)?
Well, that's what our hosts Zac and Errol discuss today on the 46th episode of Leadership in Tech. Follow along as they approach the issue of 'implied orders' from both the employers, and employees, point of view.
This week Zac and Errol discuss the effects that not following guidelines can have, and how best to deal with it. They touch on how psychological safe zones play into predicting a projects success, and how to deal with team members who may be showing resistance.