In an individual contributor position, there is always a lot to do and very little time. Our impact backlog is always full.

It is important for a Staff Engineer to delegate some of the work to fellow engineers. Not only to get stuff done but also to empower and elevate our colleagues.

This is easier said than done. Without direct authority, you need to rely on trust, vision, clear communication and finding the right people. You also want to make sure, you delegate authority and make sure fellow engineers feel ownership.

In my talk, I will explore this common challenge and share some of the tips I find useful in my day-to-day to help influence and inspire fellow engineers to get stuff done together.