Empower your team with the right type of autonomy  🚀 as we define the balance in this CTO podcast with Andy Walker, who has years of experience leading teams at Skyscanner and Google. After 30 years in tech, Andy finally has the time to share his hard-won insights about tech leadership.  You will enjoy his nuanced approach to autonomous teams, team size, and work-life balance. 
Listen to find out:

  • Why the more senior you are, the less decisions you should make 🤔
  • How to give the right amount of autonomy by career stage 🧑‍💻 (and how to have the right conversations about it 💬)
  • How to empower 🚀and support an autonomous team 
  • What is the ideal team size?🍕 (What happens beyond Dunbar’s Law?)
  • What motivates your team? 🤗 (SPOILER: Autonomy, Mastery🌟, and Purpose ala Dan Pink)  + why Daily Active Users is the Wrong Metric 🫣

Mentioned On Air

  • Andy's Blog - Article
  • It's People, Stupid (People Are Stupid?) - Great presentation on team dynamics. Based on Walker's experiences coaching Google teams, this varied and provocative discussion includes themes on ‘the broken human machine’, the ‘authority delusion’, defusing ‘difficult’ situations, and debugging team scenarios through transactional analysis. Presentation
  • Optimize for Time - Great presentation by Andy Walker on time optimization for you and your teams Presentation



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