Developer Tea

Jonathan Cutrell

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Developer Tea exists to help driven developers connect to their ultimate purpose and excel at their work so that they can positively impact the people they influence.

With over 13 million downloads to date, Developer Tea is a short podcast hosted by Jonathan Cutrell (@jcutrell), co-founder of Spec and Director of Engineering at PBS. We hope you'll take the topics from this podcast and continue the conversation, either online or in person with your peers. Twitter: @developertea :: Email: developertea@gmail.com

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820 episodes

Fresh Eyes - How Anchoring Bias, Bandwagon Effect, Status Quo Bias, and Uniqueness Bias Interact When Joining New Groups

When you are newly joining a team, you have a huge opportunity to do something that no one on the team has: to find your "weathervane." The pressure pushing against you to adopt the beliefs of the team you are joining. What you do with it is one huge way a team can improve, or otherwise, stay the same. šŸŽ™ SPONSOR Today's episode is sponsored by Miro https://miro.com/podcast! Miro provides the creative freedom, collaboration, and integration you need to get your team moving in the same direction. I use it nearly every day, it's become an indispensable part of my tool kit as an engineering manager, and I think you'll love it. Plus, you get your first three boards totally free! Go to miro.com/podcast https://miro.com/podcast to get started for free today! šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

16m
Dec 01
The Dark Side of Optimism Bias

Most people believe good things will happen by default. Not to be the bearer of bad news, but there's a downside to this endless optimism. You cannot will good things to happen, and when you don't prepare for adverse events, you won't be ready when they inevitably occur. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

14m
Nov 27
Backlog Psychology - Breaking Out of the Habit Trap

Your team's process for managing a backlog is probably growing stale because you are running on habit rather than procedure. Break out of procedure and remind yourself why you have a process to begin with: orient yourself to the outcomes! šŸŽ™ SPONSOR Today's episode is sponsored by Miro https://miro.com/podcast! Miro provides the creative freedom, collaboration, and integration you need to get your team moving in the same direction. I use it nearly every day, it's become an indispensable part of my tool kit as an engineering manager, and I think you'll love it. Plus, you get your first three boards totally free! Go to miro.com/podcast https://miro.com/podcast to get started for free today! šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

12m
Nov 09
Availability Heuristic and Substituting Hard Questions

What is it about our present situation that changes our perspective? In today's episode we talk about the availability bias and why our present reality looms so large in our decisionmaking. šŸŽ™ SPONSOR Today's episode is sponsored by Miro https://miro.com/podcast! Miro provides the creative freedom, collaboration, and integration you need to get your team moving in the same direction. I use it nearly every day, it's become an indispensable part of my tool kit as an engineering manager, and I think you'll love it. Plus, you get your first three boards totally free! Go to miro.com/podcast https://miro.com/podcast to get started for free today! šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

17m
Nov 03
Spend Your Time Intentionally Through Expectation Mapping

What do you expect of yourself? Are you spending your time in ways that align with those expectations? In this episode, I provide you a simple framework as a starting lens for getting a better idea of how you are spending your time in relation to who cares the most about those investments. You'll walk away with a new lens on how to evaluate your most precious resource: time. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

14m
Oct 26
What is the Real Question? How To Be An Exceptional Listener

Almost every conversation you have will start with a question. Have you stopped to listen closely? Questions are extremely meaningful and deeply human. Paying close attention to questions is a skill that will put you head and shoulders above the average engineer or manager. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

9m
Oct 21
Backlog Psychology - Fix Your Broken Expectations

How often does reality match your expectations exactly? Sure, you may guess in the ball park, but usually there are errors in our expectations. In today's episode, I talk about a simple shift in thinking that will help improve your expectations for your work. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

8m
Oct 12
Backlog Psychology - Practice Requires Rhythmic Predictability

In this episode we continue a little mini-series called "Backlog psychology." How do you get better at anything? (Hopefully you said "practice" almost instinctively.) What does good practice look like? Your team has an opportunity to practice every meeting and every day. But if your days look different from one to the next, how will you ever have the opportunity to actually do that practice? šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

8m
Oct 03
Backlog Psychology - Hyperbolic Discounting, Tech Debt, and Hacking Your Habits

In this episode we continue the mini-series "Backlog psychology." Would you rather have $5 now or $50 next week? The answer to this question, though it seems logically obvious which is better, does not always produce the same response. The required incentive to convince someone to wait tends to follow an exponential curve upward. This is not just true with money, but for any benefit and incentive: monetary, social, emotional, physical, etc. What does this mean for our backlogs? What about our daily habits? šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

16m
Sep 21
Backlog Psychology - The Ziegarnik Effect - Why Limiting Work In Progress Protects Your Cognitive Load

In this episode we kick off a little mini-series called "Backlog psychology." You've heard you should "limit your work in progress" - why? What makes more work in progress more difficult to handle? Cognitive load isn't just about multi-tasking in the moment - it's also about limiting your open tasks. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

5m
Sep 17
Two Tips for Better Retros - Add Specificity, Respect Uncertainty

Your retros may feel like deadends where complaints go to die. If you're running retros and treating it only as an avenue for emotional support rather than continuous improvement, today's episode is for you. Retros are for improving iteratively over time. That can only happen if your outcomes are aligned to that iterative mindset. Two simple adjustments can help drive that improvement. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

9m
Sep 05
One Big Step Versus A Small Random Step

Count the cost of learning. When you choose a path towards a goal, it's absolutely critical to optimize for the cost of learning. Often, with software, it is easier to learn by a series of smaller steps, even if they start out as random, rather than take on the major risk of a large step possibly going the wrong direction. This isn't always true; sometimes, the cost of learning is *greater* with small steps. Determining which is true in your situation can make or break your plans. ## šŸ“® Ask a Question If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. ## šŸ“® Join the [Discord](https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord)) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting [https://developertea.com/discord](https://developertea.com/discord) today! ## šŸ§” Leave a Review If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and [leave a review](https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea)! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

13m
Aug 27
Interrogate Your Decision Making Rules

Decisions are made in many ways, but one important type of decisionmaking tool is the "rule." This is something you follow without any cognitive processing. But, we eventually develop rules as a part of habit-building. These are "implicit" rules - they aren't necessarily something you have set as a rule, but they are followed as if they were. These are worth interrogating, and perhaps replacing with more explicit rules. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

6m
Aug 20
Schedule Carving

Are you stuck trying to prioritize your long list of things you need to do? Maybe you're trying to establish a habitual routine or areas of investment in your schedule, budget, or decisionmaking. Figure out what you need to avoid first. This creates the opportunities you need to say yes. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

12m
Aug 12
Long Term Scoreboard for Short Term Games

Are you measuring the wrong thing for your short term game? If so, you probably continuously change directions and are never sure if anything you do is working. It's time to rethink your scoreboard. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

15m
Aug 04
Slow Down and Start With One Goal

Your career doesn't have to take off without your approval. Slow down, and make sure you actually have goals are setting. Control your own destiny by aligning your plan to your actual goal, or vice versa. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

13m
Jul 22
Using the Accountability Triangle When Diagnosing A Failure

Accountability can be complex. When something goes wrong, fingers start flying: *someone* needs to be held responsible. Ā  But true accountability starts before anything goes wrong. In this episode, we discuss the Accountability Triangle, a mental model for ensuring that your accountability structures are valid and actually usable. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

12m
Jul 13
Career Growth Starts With Improving Your Clarity

Improving your clarity is the beginning of your journey in engineering leadership. This takes courage and patience, but the investment will benefit everyone you influence, including yourself. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

15m
Jul 03
Tech Lag Over Tech Debt

If you've used the term Tech Debt, you probably know that the metaphor is loose at best. Taking on tech debt sometimes becomes a permanent choice, and the repayment isn't always a clear-cut investment. Most importantly, the concept of "debt" doesn't as easily take into account the human factors involved. Ā  Tech lag (taking inspiration from jet lag) is about the thrash involved in changing the standard of quality. In this episode, we talk about how this metaphor applies where you normally might think of tech debt. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

18m
Jun 26
Good Negotiation is About Collaborative Problem Solving

Negotiation is not about getting more of what you want out of another person. Real artful negotiation is about finding alignment, and solving the problems presented at a level of divergence. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

10m
Jun 12
Tools To Deal With Layoff Anxiety

Layoffs happen whether we want them to or not. Being prepared with a principled approach can help relieve anxiety and produce better outcomes for when layoffs occur. In this episode, I give you two principled mental tools to help you deal with layoff anxieties no matter where you are in the picture. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

17m
Jun 03
System Design - Limiting the Responsibilities Of A Given Actor

Everything around us is primarily governed by some kind of system. The question is, are you designing your systems intentionally, or just letting them emerge? In today's episode, I give you one piece of advice when designing your systems: limit the responsibility of a given actor in the system. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

11m
May 20
Focus on Process Orientation for Goal Setting

If you don't have agency over your goals, how can they help you to begin with? šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

10m
May 12
How to Give Better Feedback - My Single Biggest Piece of Advice to Increase the Effectiveness of Your Feedback

Good feedback isn't about getting something off of your chest. It's not about sharing your feelings (though that doesn't mean your feelings aren't important). It's about finding a problem that you and the person you are sharing feedback with both care about, and working towards a solution. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

11m
May 05
Planning is About Creating Clarity, Not Certainty

Planning will give you the illusion of certainty. What you really need to execute on your plans is clarity. The reality is that the future is impossible to predict, and the further away from now that you get, the more difficult it becomes to predict at an exponential rate. Focus on creating the best pathways for present decision-making. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

14m
Apr 28
Process is Primarily for Managing Critical Moments

You may hate hearing the word "process." You aren't alone if you do. But, what feels like a slog today is really in place for when the most critical things happen in your career. Have a process, even if it feels useless on a standard day. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

8m
Apr 20
Taking Advantage of Hedonic Adaptation

The psychological phenomenon of hedonic adaptation can seem like the enemy of your happiness, but once you understand how it works, you can use it to create lasting habit change and focus on what matters most. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

6m
Apr 11
Weber's Law and Contextual Framing

Today we look at a mental model from the field of psychophysics called Weber's Law. This concept is a great analogy for a lot of problems we face as engineers and people leaders, and can help us understand just how deeply humans depend on context to understand the world. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

8m
Apr 03
What Defines a Senior Developer? - You Won't Use All of Your Knowledge

A senior developer understands that they have to be very selective about how they apply knowledge. Know matter how vast your knowledge may be, you are limited in how you can practically use it in a given circumstance. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

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Mar 31
The Pitfall of Control and Antidote of Trust

Your intuition says that control is the ladder you climb to improve your career. But most great leaders tend to do one thing: the opposite of increasing control. šŸ“® ASK A QUESTION If you enjoyed this episode and would like me to discuss a question that you have on the show, drop it over at: developertea.com. šŸ“® JOIN THE DISCORD https://developertea.com/discord%5D(https://developertea.com/discord) If you want to be a part of a supportive community of engineers (non-engineers welcome!) working to improve their lives and careers, join us on the Developer Tea Discord community by visiting https://developertea.com/discord today! šŸ§” LEAVE A REVIEW If you're enjoying the show and want to support the content head over to iTunes and leave a review https://ratethispodcast.com/devtea! It helps other developers discover the show and keep us focused on what matters to you.

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Mar 20