Episode 09

Being Intentional with Stephen Lewis

In this episode, I spoke with Stephen Lewis, CTO at Palatinate Tech at the time of the recording. While we touch on a lot of topics, I think the main themes of our conversation are being intentional in your leadership, failing and the multiple benefits you get by building a trusted network of peers.

Stephen shares strategies for attending events, stepping out of his comfort zone and forming relationships to peers, to grow as a leader. We discuss how being open about your leadership struggles, not always painting a picture of perfection, may help others boost their confidence and create a more inclusive environment around you. Stephen also tells us how he explores writing as a way to be more self-aware and find a balance. We also discuss imperfection and failure and incidentally share this, almost intimate, moment of failure.



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This episode was recorded on 15-Oct-2019.


You can also read the transcription of this episode.

Show Notes

You can find Stephen on Twitter and connect with him on LinkedIn.

~13min - SoCraTes Conference

~19min - Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) book

~28min - Camille Fournier’s “Reorgs Happen”

~28min - Lara Hogan’s “Why can’t they just…?”

The intro/outro music in the podcast was made with Sonic Pi from this code.