Lara Hogan (@lara_hogan)

Management/Leadership coach and trainer at Wherewithall. Author of bestselling book Resilient Management. Former VPE, but “forever an Engineering Manager”.


A lot of the structure of the book is based off Tuckmans’ Stages of Group Development.

The book then moves into more “the general skills you will need” in Chapters 4 & 5.

Chapter 1 - Meet your team (Forming)

“You’re optimising (your team) for balance, not perfection.”

BICEPS (Belonging, Improvement, Choice, Equality, Predictability, Significance) are categories of the core needs that everyone has.

There’s a good example given about “desk moves” challenging all of the above!