Perspectives in leadership

Perspectives in Leadership

Perspectives in Leadership is a podcast for tech leaders. We sit down with some of the industry’s most future-focused minds to learn about their experiences in tech and how they approach leadership in an ever-evolving world. You’ll gain valuable insights into improving your team’s workflow, creating a culture that facilitates individual and collective wellbeing and staying innovative even when the pressure mounts.

Latest Episodes

June 16 2022

The continuous learning culture of Capital One with Melanie Frank

In this conversation, Melanie and Adam discuss the 2022 State of Upskilling, Capital One's work in automating processes, the unexpected team building aspects of hybrid work, and shifting organizational mindsets from goal achieving to one of constant improvement. 

June 9 2022

Key Criteria for Evaluating DevSecOps Tools with Shea Stewart from GigaOm

In this conversation, Shea Stewart from GigaOm breaks down the things you need to consider when looking at the tools to hit your DevSecOps needs. 

May 26 2022

How to hire an astronaut with Tony Holmes

How can you hire for a position when the qualifications didn't exist even six months earlier? The solution is to rethink how you engage with candidates. In this conversation, Tony discusses the types of questions he asks, the traits he looks for, and the best ways to understand the evolving world of technology from a talent acquisition standpoint.

May 12 2022

There is no leadership toolkit with James Caplin

James Caplin has coached CTOs and CIOs at some of the largest companies in the world. He's well known for his ability to help everyone from established executives to first time managers look inward to discover how they can become better leaders for their teams and organizations.

April 28 2022

Organizational and community activism with Kimberly Jones

Adam interviews Kimberly Jones, and internationally recognized social activist, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur and filmmaker on the latest episode of the podcast. Kim became a global phenomenon when her passionate andspontaneous video, How We Can Win, went viral in 2020 and she has since wrote a book with the same title.  

Kim and Adam discuss how organizations can better connect with their community and best practices for helping employees get involved in movements they believe in.

April 7, 2022

It's the function that matters with Christian Boer

In this episode, Adam interviews Christian Boer about his groundbreaking font he designed for people who suffer from Dyslexia. They discuss the fascinating way he used his own experience as a dyslexic person to build out the font and Christian explains how uniformity can be a problem in accessibility. 

They end the episode by talking about modern websites and why it's important to build experiences for the end user and not the client. You can see his font and download the chrome extension version of the font at https://www.dyslexiefont.com.

March 31, 2022

Leading a cloud transformation with Drew Firment

On this episode, Adam's coworkers Raphi and Ned, Cloud Strategy Architects at A Cloud Guru, interview Drew Firment about how to drive a success cloud transformation.  

In this discussion, Drew talks through key considerations from vendor selection to measuring success, shares his learnings and tips for success and highlights the importance of talent development for driving change.

March 24, 2022

Ableism in the workplace with Kari Harbath

On this episode, Adam is joined by Kari Harbath to discuss her new Pluralsight course, Understanding Ableism in the Workplace. According to WHO, about 15% of the world's population lives with a disability, meaning to create a truly diverse and inclusive workforce you must be inclusive of people with disabilities. 

The conversation opens with Kari's background as well as her story about raising her daughter Sloan. You can learn more about them at http://sloanstrength.com. They then discuss the content within her course and how to approach conversations about ableism in your own life. 

March 10, 2022

The definition of "done" with Kristen Foster-Marks

Adam chats with Kristen Foster-Marks, a Senior Software Engineer at Pluralsight, about engineering teams on track and working together. They dive into the data we should all be paying more attention to, how dashboards improve communication, and thriving in an asynchronous environment. 

Kristen shares some insights into a few powerful new reporting tools in Pluralsight Flow before offering up the best (and worst!) advice she's ever received.

February 24, 2022

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in tech with Matthew J. Yazzie

Matthew J. Yazzie is an indigenous rights advocate and organizational and behavioral scientist with seventeen years of diversity, equity and inclusion experience in the tech world. 

In this conversation, Matthew and Adam discuss the importance or organizational goal setting for company ERG success, the fact that not knowing something doesn't make you a bad person, and much more. 

February 10, 2022

Data driven, people focused with Greg Ceccarelli

Greg Ceccarelli, the General Manager of Pluralsight Flow, joins Adam on the latest episode of the podcast. Greg has spent much of his career as a data scientist and deeply understands that data is essential for organizational success but it also needs to be used to improve the engineers' experience. 

In this conversation, we get into the importance of understanding that people are our most valuable resource, building organizational trust and how communication creates transparency and team health.

January 13, 2022

Bath bombs don't cure burnout with Dr. Tracy Brower

On the second episode of Perspectives in Leadership, Dr. Tracy Brower discusses the biggest mental health issues in tech today, how to track "untrackable" data connected to productivity and career growth, and leadership through empathy.

January 13, 2022

Creating a culture of communication with Sumit Gupta

On the first episode of Perspectives in Leadership, we interview Sumit Gupta, founder of https://www.deployyourself.com. We discuss how to get the most out of your tech team, the best ways create healthy spaces for discussions about mental health, and his decades long career in software development. 

For more of Sumit's incredible insights, be sure to subscribe to his newsletter on the Deploy Yourself website.

December 22, 2021

001 - Introducing Perspectives in Leadership

Perspectives in Leadership is a new podcast by Pluralsight for tech leaders. Each episode, we'll interview some of the industry’s most future-focused minds to learn about their experiences in tech and how they approach leadership in an ever-evolving world.

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