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Give Up Control and Expand Your Impact with Maria Latushkin CTO @ Omada Health #26

from The Engineering Leadership Podcast | Published 9/13/2020

“Giving up control” is about empowering other people to scale yourself, and scale your effectiveness. Maria Latushkin shares with us why you need to give up control as an engineering leader and what holds people back. Plus you’ll learn tons of different ways to influence and manage your performance when it’s dependent on other people’s effectiveness. “You are responsible for the delivery of the team. At the end of the day, nobody really cares like how much YOU work. You can be working around the clock. And it's not how great you are or what you produce. It stops being about you and it starts being about the function that you lead.” - Maria Latushkin Maria is responsible for leading Omada Health’s technology vision and team. Prior to joining Omada Health and moving to the healthcare space, Maria has spent over 15 years in eCommerce, retail, and enterprise SaaS companies ranging from series B startups to large companies, such as Walmart. SHOWNOTES Why you need to give up control as a senior engineering leader (2:07) What holds people back from giving up control? (9:27) The impact and trade-offs you make when you avoid or resist giving up control (15:31) How to influence and manage your performance now that it’s dependent on your team’s effectiveness (23:49) How to make sure people heard you, so that you know you’re on the same page (29:04) Does the discomfort of “giving up control” happen at every transition to a new leadership level, or is it a one-time thing? (32:44) How to regain “control” and empower your team (39:40) The Impact -  how you feel when you give up control (41:25) Takeaways (43:36) This episode is brought to you by our friends at Lohika. Lohika helps high-growth tech startups engineer the next Big Thing. Lohika’s distributed engineering teams work with the most demanding technology clients in the world, including Okta, Twilio, and Airbnb, to help VPEs and CTOs accelerate their time to market. Learn more at Lohika.com - https://hubs.la/H0wjqfz0 --- Join our community of software engineering leaders @ https://sfelc.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/engineeringleadership/message

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