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I work, and write, about tech leadership, especially front line leaders like architects, tech leads, hands on engineering managers, and startup CTOs.

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Recent Posts

August 28, 2019Are you a mentally tough tech lead?

August 11, 2019Are you micromanaging? How do you know?

April 15, 2019 – It’s Monday, Tech Leads. Ugh. Focus on what you can control, not what you can’t

April 15, 2019Trying a new thing: being consistent!

February 20, 2019Bring your whole self into a meeting and have a bigger impact (w/ podcast)!

February 18, 2019Tech leadership as a not role but many moments, strung together.

More About Me

I’ve been involved in over 100 projects with (mostly) Fortune 500 and governments clients over my long career, primarily as a consultant.

I’ve been fortunate to have had a huge number of experiences, some awesome and some not so awesome, over the past 20 years. And I hope to share them with you on the list.

How To Be A Tech Lead

I recently published a book: How To Be A Tech Lead!

Leading Tech Leads

Leading from the front to organize the Tech Lead Coaching Network, an open source, community and volunteer-based network.

The Network is the hub for a community of tech leads and provides a simple, practical, and effective framework to coach tech leads to be more effective and impactful.

We could solve a lot of the problems we have in our tech organizations, from delivery to culture, if we had more effective first line leadership. Maybe I can help you or your organization with this too.


Since I am a licensed attorney in California, even though it’s a small part of the work I do, I need to qualify this website with the note that it could, possibly, be considered attorney advertising under California ethics rules. But I don’t think it will feel much like an advertisement to you.