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Mounica Veggalam

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Radical Candor, When is it appropriate?

Mounica Veggalam 06-02-2023 Radical Candor 201: The 5 stages of inquiry before the conversation Read time: 6 minutes Dear friend, leader and subscriber, Is it always appropriate to have a conversation when you're frustrated with your co-worker/boss/report? Yes and No. I'm a big advocate of...
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1 day ago • 7 min read

1 little-known skill to 10x your influence and handle pushback

Mounica Veggalam 06-02-2023 The Best Way To Handle Pushback Without Needing To Memorize Communication Tactics— Become A Resistance Detector Read time: 5 mins Dear Friend, Subscriber And Leader, Chuck all your communication tactics. Today, I'm going to give you a new way of thinking to become more...
14 days ago • 5 min read

What's your leadership style?

Mounica Veggalam 06-02-2023 Goleman’s Research On 6 Leadership Styles Shows You Can Be A Caring Leader Who Gets Business Results. Here’s My Take. Read time: 5 mins Dear Friend, Subscriber, and Leader, You don’t have to become a Dictator or empathetically collapse into a ‘Yes Man’ to get results...
28 days ago • 4 min read

Engineer exponential growth (10 steps to senior leadership roles)

Conversations For Career Transformation Mounica Veggalam | 06-02-2023 Read time: 10 mins | Read it online here​ Hey Reader! One of the core ideas that I talk about a lot in my writing and coaching is Non-Linear Growth. Because most managers in tech think they’re underappreciated… They just can’t...
about 1 month ago • 10 min read

4 rules to live-by to create a team of leaders, not followers

Conversations For Career Transformation Mounica Veggalam | 06-02-2023 Read time: 9 mins Hey Reader! Your leadership career gets into a non-linear trajectory when you have a team of highly effective leaders, not followers. Specifically, when you don’t leave out developing their leadership to...
about 2 months ago • 8 min read

A guide to challenging for high-performance

Conversations For Career Transformation Mounica Veggalam | 06-02-2023 Read time: 6 mins Hey Reader! Happy Sunday! Today I want to talk about how to challenge your directs for high performance. Like it or not, this is the most critical factor in getting to your next level. Engineering managers...
2 months ago • 6 min read

How to influence people (really) fast...

Conversations For Career Transformation Mounica Veggalam | 06-02-2023 Read time: 6 mins Hi Reader, Every conversation is an opportunity to uncover your leadership. You are responsible for changing how your manager, your report, or your team “thinks.” And you are successful when you’ve moved their...
3 months ago • 5 min read

Not getting what you want? A 3 step self-inquiry to determine the right action, increase your confidence and influence.

Conversations For Career Transformation Mounica Veggalam | 06-02-2023 Read time: 6 mins Hey Reader! Last week we talked about how the victim mindset can take over and prevent progress. Remember that the victim mindset is sneaky. Any waiting for things to get better -> Victim Mindset (“My hard...
3 months ago • 5 min read

3 surprising ways victim mindset shows up (and how to escape)

Conversations For Career Transformation Mounica Veggalam | 06-02-2023 Read time: 5 mins Hey Reader! Today’s deep-dive responds to the annoying feedback most managers receive, “Step up as a leader.” If you’ve been left clueless with vague descriptions of what that means, I hear you. It would drive...
4 months ago • 4 min read

Stuck at Sr.Manager? 4 area of focus to breakthrough the plateau

Conversations For Career Transformation Mounica Veggalam | 06-02-2023 Read time: 7 mins Hey Reader! A few days ago, I was struck by what Ethan Evans, Former Amazon VP and executive coach, posted on LinkedIn. Link to the full version of his article below) This & a couple of client conversations...
4 months ago • 6 min read