Dusty Pearce (Slack)

Episode 17 · January 17th, 2019 · 45 mins 3 secs

About this Episode

In this episode Kendall, rachel, and Dusty talk about:

  • The "inconsequential" details of Dusty's life
  • The value of moving back and forth between being an individual contributor and a leader over one's career
  • What "devops transformation" means and why it's hard
  • Maturing as a leader and how this trends away from dictatorial tendencies
  • How different management styles scale or don't
  • Is it necessary to 'have a take' in terms of domain expertise in every leadership role?
  • Coming to leadership from a place of being a control freak
  • Balancing accepting your style vs broadening its appeal
  • The effect of the leadership power differential on potential feedback about your management style
  • The definition of the power differential
  • What "expensive to manage" means
  • How much of leadership is modeling good relationships with your peers
  • Observations on sports coaching tactics during timeouts
  • Leadership as it applies to parenting

Find Dusty on Twitter at @dustyp

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3