Lu's Newsletter

By lucianohgo

Weekly, I write and explore topics on Building a Career in Tech, Leadership, and Creating awesome User Experiences. I'm a Senior Software Engineering Manager at QuintoAndar a (very) fast-growing Startup in Brazil. I was a partner in a Software House in the past, worked at AWS, and learned a lot ... Read more

Weekly, I write and explore topics on Building a Career in Tech, Leadership, and Creating awesome User Experiences. I'm a Senior Software Engineering Manager at QuintoAndar a (very) fast-growing Startup in Brazil. I was a partner in a Software House in the past, worked at AWS, and learned a lot from great leaders and peers along the way. I tap on that experience to decide topics, research them weekly and compile what I've learned so you can avoid making some of the mistakes that I did.

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#30・

So you think hiring juniors is enough to solve your hiring gap?

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#29・

1 Must-Have Trait to Be a Game Changer

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#28・

Make your next job change great: Endgame Strategy When Switching Jobs

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#27・

The Remarkable effects of helping others and 3 easy steps to do that better

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#26・

5 Tips to Stay Technical as a Manager

Hello hello and welcome to issue #26 👋🏾 Every single time I say to people that managers should focus on the team and avoid being the person making technical decisions and building I get some version of: "But in <Acme Corp> the managers aren't involved a…

 
#25・

3 Ways to Build Trust in your Team Starting Today

Hey there and a warm welcome to my 25th issue 🥳. This issue is dedicated to a subject I love and have written in the past about, Trust. I remember reading on The Effective Manager for the first time that "Trust" was the key defining aspect of effective teams …

 
#24・

Are the Engineering Managers in your company falling for this trap?

Hello there and welcome to the 24th issue 🥳 I decided to kick this one off with a controversial topic that I know I'll get some flack for. But this topic is as much controversial as it is important. It comes up in discussions in different ways:Should Engineer…

 
#23・

3 Huge Failures I Had as a Leader, 5 Signs you won't succeed as a Manager and more

Hey there, welcome to the 23rd issue hand-crafted to you with love by yours truly. I just finished reading an incredible book called "The Motive" and it brought back to me these 3 stories, besides opening my eyes to ways I'm currently failing without even not…

 
#22・

Find Piece of Mind Taking One Thing at a Time

Hey there you! Welcome back to this 22nd issue. Today's issue is on a topic I find critical, but still struggle with: Ruthless Prioritization. So often we say yes to too many things and I've always had this lingering feeling that if I didn't people would thin…

 
#21・

The Feedback You Receive Is Horrible. We're Going to Fix it.

Hey there 👋🏾 Welcome to the 21th issue, feedback edition. Feedback is one of those things we know is critical, but have a really hard time doing. People have a really hard time giving actionable feedback or giving feedback at all. The feedback we get is usual…

 
#20・

Are you living inside a shitty simulation?

Hey there! Glad to have you here for my twentieth issue 🥳Wow, 20 weeks. This is a huge achievement for me. I started this newsletter as an attempt to deepen my knowledge and share it with others. The main idea was to have a compromise to publish weekly. To ha…

 
#19・

1 Sure way to make your team fail and why it's so common

Hey {{first_name}},There's just too much bad advice out there. The most dangerous ones are the ones that seem like common sense. I started this week seeing one of these in my LinkedIn feed. It basically said:"If you're not the solution, than you're part of th…

 
#18・

Win the battle against time with these tips

Hey {{first_name}}! I know you value your time. This issue is dedicated to helping you value it more and get the most out of it.This week while talking with one of our Engineers who was struggling with how she applied her time I doled out some advice but didn…

 
#17・

3 Openhearted Behaviors That Will Make Your Team show Extreme Ownership

Hi there,Last week we talked about how Extreme Ownership makes Product teams more effective. How it's great to work in a context where everyone is focused on the results and on making each other more awesome, but we didn't explore how we can do that for our t…

 
#16・

An Unspoken Rule of Highly Effective Product Teams

Before we go on, look back in the past six months and answer these two questions for yourself:"Do I feel that I participated in a relevant way and that my team's Product strategy considered and represented my views?""Do I feel that, during this time, the team…

 
#15・

3 Non-Obvious Early Signs of a Failing Manager - Lu's Newsletter - Issue #15

Most managers I've talked to describe their transition into management this way: "I got promoted, and nobody told me anything about what I was supposed to do or how I was supposed to do it. They just gave me a team and wished me luck." The feeling we have tha…

 
#14・

Kill your Heroes. Stop encouraging Problem Creation - Lu's Newsletter - Issue #14

I don't know one person who would sit on a single-legged stool. Yet, I know many who believe that a single super-hero leader can sustain companies. You know them too. Heck, you might even be one of them. We want to believe that—it makes the story easier to un…

 
#13・

Stop Informing, Start Collaborating - Lu's Newsletter - Issue #13

Email → Slack → Notion → Code → Twitter → LinkedIn → Back to Google Meet/Zoom room Email → Slack → Notion → Code → Twitter → LinkedIn. That's what people are doing while we're presenting our well-thought-out and beautiful presentation on that new Framework, P…

 
#12・

What's Software Quality, after all? - Lu's Newsletter - Issue #12

Quality is one of those terms thrown around that people assume we get what it is. Different people see different details of quality and talk as if it was the same thing. That's a significant part of why engineers fail to get time to work on architecture, prod…

 
#11・

The Problem with not Understanding the Problem - Lu's Newsletter - Issue #11

One common difference between inexperienced and experienced engineers is the eagerness with how they approach a problem. When we're starting, we're full of certainties, we hear the problem and jump to a solution right away. We go to our "best practices" toolb…