I posted this back in 2015 on my old wordpress site. In an effort to consolidate the various bits and bobs I have strewn across the internet I wanted to add this to my self hosted website. Below is the text and links as it was published previously.
Apologies - the video is missing the first few seconds.
Last week I held my first google hangout on air to discuss leadership in video games and film. I was joined by Marc Horsfield, a Production Technology Supervisor in Film. He was also my lead at 3 separate companies. I was always impressed with how he lead his teams. Over the course of an hour we chatted about what it means to be a lead and more specifically what kind of things you should be thinking about in the first couple of months of becoming a lead. The hangout on air allowed others to watch the broadcast live and ask questions through the Q&A app. I think for our first attempt it worked out quite well. We covered some of the basics about being a lead. We answered a bunch of questions that viewers had posted.
Afterwards we both agreed that we could have gone deeper on some of the topics and probably missed a couple as well. We'll definitely be having a follow up and I'm hoping to make it a little more inclusive where other people can share their views and questions though a hangout.
You can listen and download the audio below.