Accountability vs Responsibility

Accountability and responsibility are often used interchangeably in conversations without fully recognizing what each word is...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

Growing Individual Contributors As Leaders

The term individual contributor goes beyond someone who produces value through their technical ability alone. Yes, an individ...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

Guide to Engineering Operations

Engineering operations is putting together tools and processes to help engineering organizations solve the right problems and...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
6 min read

Book Summary of High Output Management by Andrew Grove

High Output Management was suggested to me as a good read for managers when I joined Dropbox. The book is written by the late...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
11 min read

Expectations for an Engineering Manager

Start by defining a list of core areas that you expect your team members to be responsible for
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
3 min read

What Makes a Good Manager?

My ideal manager is committed to delivering impactful products and services through their team, and they always follow thro...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
1 min read

Managing 360 Degree Feedback

I don't have to spend a lot of time getting to know a person or building trust before offering Radically Candid guidance. In ...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
4 min read

Continuous Performance Management

Investment in performance management varies from non-existent in some workplaces to months out of the year in others. Perform...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
8 min read

Guide to Running Effective One On One Meetings

The importance of 1:1s are widely understood but unfortunately that does not necessarily mean 1:1s are being used effectively.
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
7 min read

Conducting Weekly Team Pulse Surveys ❤️

Receiving candid feedback from our team and acting on this feedback is crucial for creating a culture that cares to continuou...
Ersin Yilmaz
Ersin Yilmaz
1 min read
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