Leadership and Communication Skills for Software Engineers

Want to immediately make an impact on your leadership and communication capabilities? Whether you are a software engineer or a team leader, this course will help you be effective at teamwork as well as leading and managing people.
Course info
Rating
(97)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 13, 2016
Duration
4h 49m
Table of contents
Course Overview
Introduction
The Interconnection of Leadership and Communication
Lead and They Will Follow
Know Your ABC's
Let's Talk
Summary
Description
Course info
Rating
(97)
Level
Beginner
Updated
May 13, 2016
Duration
4h 49m
Description

Leading and managing even a small team is no easy task, especially when you're a software engineer that's used to technical assignments. It takes great communication (written and verbal) and leadership. This course, Leadership and Communication Skills for Software Engineers, will teach you these two skills. First, you'll go over communication techniques that are essential for meeting with your internal/external customers, interviewing them, making presentations, and so much more. Next, you'll learn how to grow and cultivate a team of software engineers, interview candidates, hire, determine training needs, and develop the processes and standards for the team. Finally, you'll determine just how to lead, motivate, and manage your new team towards the business goals identified in your customer meetings and your manager's expectations. By the end of this course, you will be able to apply your leadership and communication skills, methods, tools and techniques to support your activities and responsibilities of a team leader.

About the author
About the author

Michael is General Manager at Fairway Technologies, a San Diego based technology consulting company. Prior to that, he was Vice President of Development at PDSA, Inc. and has many years of management, technology, and leadership experience.

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Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Hi everyone. My name is Michael Krasowski and welcome to my course, Leadership and Communication Skills for Software Engineers. Here is a quick fact for you. A survey of corporate recruiters reported that 86% of recruiters said that strong communication skills were a priority. They didn't say required or even nice to have; they said, a priority. So you've come to the right place. This course is for you. In this course we're going to cover the following major topic and themes. We will explore why leadership and communication are interconnected, intertwined, interwoven, and that your potential as a leader will be dependent upon your ability to effectively communicate with others. We will discuss just what does leadership mean and the qualities of great leaders. Next, we'll discuss why writing skills are critical to your success and we will focus on the following key areas: presentations, meetings, status reports, emails, and interviews. We'll also examine why verbal and interpersonal skills are essential for your success as well and we will focus on the following key areas such as presentations, meetings, stand-ups, walk-arounds, and interviews. By the end of this course, you will know how to begin your journey as a leader or manager with the confidence in skills necessary for your success. I hope you'll join me on this journey to improving your skills with my Pluralsight course, Leadership and Communication Skills for Software Engineers.

The Interconnection of Leadership and Communication
Hello. I'm Michael Krasowski from Pluralsight. I will be presenting the module, The Interconnection of Leadership and Communication in the course, Leadership and Communication Skills for Software Engineers. Okay, now let's first start with this very insightful quote. Communication is where leadership lives and breathes. Those simple words encapsulate not only the essence of this module, but in fact, this entire course. That is why I want to make a point that leadership and communication are interconnected, intertwined, interwoven, and that your potential as a leader will be dependent upon your ability to effectively communicate with others. Now let's review the objectives of this module. Here are the module objectives. This module will cover the fundamentals of why leadership and communication skills are so critical to your professional growth, to your employer, and to your customer. Also, we're going to dig deeper into the linkage between leadership and communication and that you cannot have one without the other. This module will emphasize the importance of improving both of these skills to improve your career opportunities, to improve your personal growth, and your ability to mentor and grow your team. So, how can you organize, inspire, or guide others if you don't communicate in a clear, credible and authentic way? Well, you just can't. Now let's look at some data that supports this point.