Shobana Radhakrishnan on overcoming fear, giving women crutches, and why she’s not a medical doctor

Episode 324 · November 21st, 2023 · 1 hr 35 mins

About this Episode

For this episode, Rob and I interviewed Shobana Radhakrishnan, Senior Director of Engineering at Google TV.

We talked about:

  • Overcoming feeling “stupid” and asking “dumb” questions at large group meetings
  • Why women employees don’t need crutches
  • Building a culture of psychological safety (no, it doesn’t happen by accident)
  • Why taking ownership is the key to career and leadership growth
  • Why training job interviewers is of paramount importance
  • Dealing with fear and playing outside your comfort zone
  • Dealing with naysayers from a place of neutrality and confidence
  • The “Friday Night” problem and the problem with having way too many subscriptions
  • Why she chose a career in engineering instead of medicine

This was a delightfully rich conversation that will inspire you to grow as a leader and as a human!