Colin Bodell, CTO of Groupon, joins Peter Bell to discuss how to balance being open to unexpected opportunities while still delivering on today’s commitments, encouraging idea-sharing from all levels of an engineering organization and what differentiates leaders from managers.
- [00:27] The need to stay open to unexpected discoveries
- [02:38] How to remain open to those unplanned opportunities while still delivering promised business objectives
- [05:12] The boldness required to surface the alternative solution
- [06:30] How identifying entrepreneurial flare plays into the hiring process
- [08:06] Teaching managers inclusivity tactics to ensure everyone has a voice
- [09:40] How to have a meaningful impact with a team of more than 1k engineers
- [13:52] How Colin’s career path evolved and his current role and career goals
- [16:16] What differentiates a manager from a leader and the value of both
- [16:47] What Colin is most proud of in his career
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