Episode 134: Erin Merchant Leads By Design


Erin Merchant of Envoy talks with Charles, Tom and Marcus about what it means to lead in IT, how to build better workplace technology groups, and more!

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  • Tom Bridge, Partner, Technolutionary LLC [@tbridge777]
  • Charles Edge, Director of Marketplace, Jamf [@cedge318]
  • Marcus Ransom, Technical Delivery Manager, CompNow [@marcusransom]

Our Guest:

  • Erin Merchant, Workplace Tech Success Manager, Envoy

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Links & Notes

Work with Erin

IT KIt Interview: Erin Merchant and Dana Stocking

Committing to Thoughtful Leadership

Books Erin has read (and recommends!):
The Confidence Code
The Optimistic Workplace
The Lean Startup
Quiet (The Power of Introverts)
Radical Candor
The Surprising Science of Meetings
Why Do So Many Incompetent Men Become Leaders? (and how to fix it)
Range: Why Generalist Triumph in a Specialized World
Powerful (Building a Culture of Freedom and Responsibility)

Cross-pollinating Podcasts:
Reply All
Erin’s current favorite thematic story right now:
Reply All: The Russian Passenger
Reply All: Beware All
Reply All: The Secret Life of Alex Goldman
Reply All: What Kind of Idiot Gets Phished
The IT Kit Podcast

How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity
The Curse of Culture
What Most People Get Wrong About Men And Women
Is Work Your Happy Place
The Confidence Gap
Mothers: Women in Tech Stereotype
Changing the Face of the Industry

The Important Thing
The One About Management (Pt. 1)
The One About Feedback (Pt. 1)
The One About Feedback (Pt. 2)
The One About Communication


Career Design Patterns

Some fun stuff for philosophy and well-rounded leaders:
The Cut on Tuesdays
2 Dope Boys and a Podcast
Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller
The Three Questions with Andy Richter
The Message/LifeAfter
HBR IdeaCast
Fashion is Your Business

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