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The Job of an Open Leader – Preethi Thomas

Preethi Thomas, Software Engineering Manager at Red Hat, joined for this episode of Le Podcast to give her insights about the job of an Open Leader.

Preethi Thomas, Software Engineering Manager at Red Hat, joined for this episode of Le Podcast to give her insights about the job of an Open Leader.

Highlights of our conversation:

  • The importance of Mentoring (you need a village to help you succeed!)
  • Find a role at the confluence of your talent, your passion, and the organization needs (The OPT model)
  • The evolution from individual contributor to manager,
  • Providing context is key,
  • Context and trust are roots to collaboration,
  • The four-axis of a leader
  • The five characteristics of an open organization (transparency, inclusivity, adaptability, collaboration, community)
  • Get short wins to build up confidence

The books recommended by Preethi:

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The music is Funkorama by Kevin MacLeod (Creative Commons CC BY 4.0)

The picture is by Jehyun Sung.