Management

3 years experience in management with > 10 years in leadership and > 15 years creating software, design, & growth.

My first experience with humble leadership sparked my passion for management. It was an eye opening experience, and I was lucky to have a good mentor.

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"Brandon has been an incredible manager who always supported me, provided a space to share what is on my mind, and has been a great mentor."

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Focus conversations using a bias for action, build decisions, and keep things moving

Guide the team through goal setting, OKRs, roadmaps, kickoffs, check-ins, 1-on-1s, and retrospectives

Develop reports, templates, checklists, flows, and surveys

Key Values and Principles

Managers should help you be happy, healthy, and satisfied with your career
Employee Well-being and Satisfaction
  • Listen
  • Create safe spaces
  • Encourage healthy practices
  • Prevent burnout, alleviate symptoms, and mitigate damage
  • Enable rest and recuperation
Team Building and Communication
  • Set you up for success
  • Build satisfaction
  • Foster good communication
  • Cultivate strong teams
  • Nurture careers
  • Empower others
Professional Development
  • Support career advancement
  • Develop feedback mechanisms
  • Enable learning and professional development
  • Coach goals and clearly communicate expectations
  • Mentor juniors on their journey to become leads by building their project management, teamwork, and communication skills
  • Share advanced techniques and best practices
  • Run cross-functional workshops to share knowledge across unfamiliar disciplines
Project Management and Execution
  • Facilitate productivity and remove barriers
  • Delegate and provide resources
  • Improve project intake quality with issue templates
  • Implement feedback mechanisms such as design reviews and code reviews
  • Build QA approval checklists
  • Developed shared definitions of done and built consensus for target devices and audiences
  • Ensure sufficient data gathering to enable metric-driven goal setting
  • Create processes to facilitate SaaS growth

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About Brandon

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"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." - Maya Angelou

❤ī¸đŸŽ¨ I love design and development. 📖📚 I value knowledge. 🕹ī¸đŸŽŽ Video games are my primary recreation. 🌲🐈 Plants and animals make me happy. ⌨ī¸âŒ¨ī¸ I build custom keyboards.

  • The phrase "intent vs impact" is of high importance to me.
  • I prefer the frank and direct approach and won't take it personally, but I understand and empathize that others might not like the direct approach.
  • I operate in a judgement-free zone.
  • Let's document things! Documentation benefits everyone.
  • My background in architecture adds a unique behavioral psychology element to my designs.

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