Brett McCarty
Brett McCarty

Words and the weight they carry

The words you use carry weight. The further up in an organization you climb or the more influence you acquire, the greater the weight of your words.

I need this reminder regularly and I have only just begun my management journey. This is not to say that I analyze and

Brett McCarty

The Week in Review

One of the biggest challenges leading a group of developers is keeping the team updated on everything that I can see. As time flies by in meeting after meeting it is easy to forget that I am the eyes and ears for those on my team. Until recently I had

Brett McCarty

A more intentional approach to scheduling

The switch from an individual contributor role into that of a manager comes with some challenges. One that is a particular shock to the system is meeting overload. You not only need to manage direct supports, you also have to manage your calendar. The sooner you develop an intentional approach

Brett McCarty

An unlikely journey into management and leadership

It was my first day on the job and I remember the excitement of starting work at a "large" company with almost 30 developers! I had never worked at a place this large and I was waiting anxiously to get started. The things I will learn, the places I will