Yaz Erkan (Pex)

Episode 62 · March 5th, 2021 · 48 mins 8 secs

About this Episode

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

  • A love of languages, molecular biology, art
  • The less-than-romantic reality of becoming an architect
  • How creation is creation--programming is a creative act
  • A painful introduction to the responsibilities of management
  • Finally becoming an architect (of software ;) )
  • Guilting himself into becoming a people leader
  • Moving to the US, going back to smaller companies/startups
  • Kendall's insecurity about title inflation :)
  • That the relationship you have with your team/manager is often more important than the work
  • Cultural variances in leadership styles and expectations
  • The downsides of being pre-emptively trusting
  • Balancing the responsibilities of leadership with the responsibilities of family
  • A secret management coaching weapon at home :)
  • Kendall's atrocious parenting ;), Yaz's difficulties teaching his kid how to play guitar
  • Being a beekeeper?! So cool! Additional fascinating hobbies
  • Yet another recommendation for the Crucial Conversations books

Yaz recommends The Coaching Habit by Michael Bungay Stanier, Crucial Conversations by Al Switzler, Joseph Grenny, and Ron McMillan, Multipliers by Liz Wiseman, and reading The Daily Stoic.

You can find Yaz on the internet on LinkedIn and at https://yagiz.medium.com/

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3