Tag Leadership

Receiving Feedback as a Team Lead

I recently read a pretty kickass article by Mercer on Kayako’s blog, How to Invite and Acknowledge Feedback as a Manager. Feedback is critical to your performance as a lead Over the past year and a half, I’ve tried to…

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Management in Ten Tweets

Mark Hedlund dropped some thoughts on Twitter that I’ve seen re-shared quite a bit. It’s titled Management in Ten Tweets and contains a lot of awesome, actionable pieces for leaders. Reiterating the first tweet, “Management is hard. Doing it well…

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Give Them a Chance to Disappoint You

There are two ways to approach a team. First, you can assume everyone is out to do as little as possible. The relationship is built on low trust. They’re going to do the bare minimum to make everything all work…

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What makes us feel good about our work?

Back in the routine of video Friday. This time around, we have Dan Ariely giving a TED talk on what motivates knowledge workers. When we think about labor, we usually think about motivation and payment as the same thing, but the reality…

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Tips for Effective 1-1’s

I’ve been really digging the information that Lighthouse has been putting out on their blog and the discussions they’ve started on their Twitter account. Recently, they posted this piece on having effective 1-1 meetings with your manager. Regular 1-1’s are…

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Highs & Lows of Leading a Team

“I have up and down weeks. This week, I feel like I’m doing pretty shitty.” I recently had a 1-1 call with another lead from Automattic. We routinely pair up with other leads for several weeks at a time to…

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The Tragic Gap

Jessica Lawrence presents "On leading" from PopTech discussing many things about leadership including "the tragic gap"—the gap between what is and what we know is possible.
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