Julie Zhuo

Julie Zhuo | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Julie Zhuo | PepTalk Expert Speaker
Speaker, Former Facebook Product Design VP, Author And Top Level Management Expert
San Francisco
Level up management skills across the board with Julie Zhuo, former VP of Facebook product design and author of The Making of a Manager.

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How A Team Culture Fuels High Performance
A Formula One team has to design, manufacture, develop and operate a high performance vehicle which combines technologies from aerospace, automotive and ICT. Compliance is essential, so too ensuring that the cars are safe, reliable and high performing. Deadlines cannot be missed; the Grand Prix which includes the FIA Formula One World Championships represents a series of non-negotiable deadlines.
Teamwork is key; the top teams have 1000 staff, only 10% of whom attend the races, so the high performance teamwork starts weeks, months and years before an event in the research & development facilities and factories where these fascinating Formula One machines are developed.

Trackside, the high performance teamwork continues, perfectly exemplified by the pit crews who can execute precision pit stops in 2 seconds.
Developing the right team behaviour and culture is a key focus for the leadership teams. This means ensuring that everyone is accountable, takes responsibility and understands the importance of avoiding silo-mentality and embracing cross functional communications.
Alignment behind the team’s strategies and ambitious goals is vital, so too having the agility to flex strategy in the face of constant changes in technology and the performance of competitors.
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Adapting Your Leadership Style
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Mastering The Art of Feedback
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The Making of a Manager - What To Do When Everyone Looks At You
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Julie Zhuo | Speaker Biography

Julie Zhuo, the former Vice President of Design at Facebook, has undergone a significant transformation in her management role as her team has grown. Initially leading a small group, she has had to adapt to the challenges that come with managing a larger team, including the need to shift from direct to indirect management and understanding how people respond to her leadership.

Julie emphasizes the constant need for context shifting, the importance of choosing battles wisely, and the paramountcy of people-centric skills. These insights are shared in her popular blog, "The Year of the Looking Glass," where she explores the intersection of technology and design, highlighting the power of positive leadership in inspiring teams.

For those seeking practical management skills, guidance on providing impactful feedback, or steps towards digital transformation in business, Julie's experience and guidance serve as a valuable resource for personal and professional growth.
"Julie does an incredible job simplifying the role of a manager. She pulls you in with all the awkward, funny and tough moments, and then takes you on an engaging journey. If you're a first time manager, you'll learn how to hit the ground running, and experienced managers will level-up their game!" - Logan Green, CEO and Co-founder of Lyft
"Julie is like that friend giving you some much-needed tips over coffee—her style cuts through industry jargon and gets at the heart of how to lead with confidence and help your team do their best work." - —Nir Eyal, author of HOOKED
Julie's book 'The Making of a Manager' is an everything-you-need-to-know field guide to rocking your job, earning your confidence, and leading your team to new horizons.

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