STARWEST 2021 Leadership Summit Session: Perceptive Leadership

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Friday, October 8, 2021 - 9:15am to 10:15am

Perceptive Leadership

When I was a new leader, I spent a considerable amount of time figuring out what I needed to learn to become the type of leader who created the best experiences possible for my team. Many books, articles, and speakers emphasized having empathy and high emotional intelligence. These were often described as fundamental traits you either had or didn’t have. It took years of practice and experience to fully understand not only why these skills matter for great leaders, but also how to develop them, apply them, and get better using them every day. I learned these skills (and more) were at the core of being a perceptive leader. I’ll share my learnings about perceptive leadership and explain how it can create fantastic environments for your teams so they can do their best work.

Amy Smidutz
Netflix

Amy Smidutz is the Director of the Delivery Engineering Team at Netflix. Delivery Engineering owns a variety of platforms responsible for Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Infrastructure Experimentation. She and her team continue to build and enhance delivery tools that enable engineers at Netflix to deploy their services with confidence and ease.