Session Name: Debugging Difficult Conversations or "How not to chicken out"
Over 80 percent of programmers found that learning to handle Difficult Conversations lead to finding better solutions to theirs problems. Being able to participate in, and even drive, Difficult Conversations means we can resolve the challenges of our relationships with other people, but it also means we can earn their trust and respect. When we are able to engage truthfully and respectfully with the people around us we can improve our relationships with them and smooth out the inevitable bumps on the road.
This talk will teach you: - What Difficult Conversations are and what happens when you ignore them - Why having Difficult Conversations can be beneficial to you, your team, and your career - A framework to help you prepare for Difficult Conversations
Originally from the UK but now based in Melbourne, I started out as a software developer and have been writing code for over 22 years, but this isn't what I'm the most proudest of.
I talk about topics that I'm passionate about, share my experiences and teach the skills that software managers, tech leads, consultants and heads of department need to succeed as a leader in technology. As a technical leadership coach, I also enjoy mentoring other people to help them navigate the path of leadership in the technical world so that they get the success they want in their careers. Programming started off as a hobby as a kid, and I love solving problems, but along the way to where I am now I have learnt so much more.