Working as a staff+ engineer can be a lonely or confusing experience. In a leadership role, it’s often impossible to directly emulate the behaviour of other coworkers and unclear whom to go to to get feedback and provide or receive mentorship and coaching. As a result, many staff+ engineers can end up relatively siloed while the business requires them to have a broad outlook and provide feedback on areas they are not directly working on.
In this talk, I’ll discuss the following:
- the three types of relationships critical to cultivate: mentor, mentee and peer
- how to decide which relationships to invest in vs move on from
- how to use these relationships to improve your career, your success and work and build up everyone surrounding you
- how to still do this when remote or timezone separated from your coworkers