Welcome to ManagersClub, where you can learn from the world’s most successful and diverse engineering leaders and managers, as well as find curated management resources to help and inspire you to be a great engineering leader.
In-depth conversations about engineering management with lessons and tips to make you a better leader and improve your career.
In this video, Rajesh Janakiraman, an engineering manager at Google, shares his insights and experiences on leading business critical projects while ensuring his team remains motivated and doesn't burn out. Business critical projects can be intense, high visibility deadlines that often shift roadmaps and include executive-level oversight. Building the right team, maintaining communication, and managing expectations around these challenging projects are crucial to preventing burnout and driving results.
Join us as we discuss the following:
– How Rajesh defines critical business projects
– The effects of business-critical projects on a team's motivation and performance
– Approaches to foster an environment of healthy competition among team members
– The importance of balancing high-intensity projects with periods of rest and recovery
– Strategies to protect your team from undue pressure from leadership
– Lessons learned from real-life experiences with business-critical projects
Learn from Rajesh's expertise in this informative video and find out how to effectively lead your team through the trials and opportunities that come with business-critical projects.
Rajesh's LinkedIn Profile, https://www.linkedin.com/in/aksraj/
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