Julie Zhuo is the Vice President of Product Design at Facebook. As one of Silicon Valley’s top product design executives, she leads the teams behind some of the most popular web and mobile services used by billions of people around the world. She writes about technology, design, and leadership on her popular blog The Year of the Looking Glass and in publications like the New York Times and Fast Company.
Her book, The Making of A Manager:What to Do When Everyone Looks to You, was published last week by Penguin.
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In the interview, Julie and I discuss:
- How she became a manager at Facebook when she was just 25 years old
- The most valuable failures she experienced as a manager and what she learned from them
- Three strategies she uses to deal with imposter syndrome
- How managers can create an environment where team members are willing to share their mistakes and failures
- The importance of saying “I don’t know”
- What you should consider in building a support network for yourself
- How to stay in the “discomfort zone”
- Why the best results don’t come from fear