I, along with two other experienced coaches, Karen Catlin and Stephanie Soler, will be holding an in-person event on Wednesday, April 11th at 7pm in SF. Come along (it’s free). Or pass this along to anybody who has questions about coaching, their work, their organization.
Loved this: building a set of management practices around experimentation and iteration, for everything. How do we improve? By mindful practice. Experimentation and iteration is organized mindful practice.
This is pretty interesting. Given that most of the work we do (and manage) is creative, can be done any time, and is very hard to keep up at an intense pace for eight hours, why do we structure the working week like that?
Why do remote meetings suck so much? – Chelsea Troy
This is long(ish), but thoughtful: remote meetings cause the already-existing “interruption problem” to be worse. If you’re running a remote group, this is worth reading, and pondering - you can probably do better.
Why Are There Always Technical Problems in Remote Meetings? – Chelsea Troy
This is also long, but you know it’s true - the five minutes of fiddling that starts every remote meeting (honorable exceptions for some fine SF companies I’ve worked with who have super-cool setups). Can you fix it? Yes you can.
Run Useful Meetings By Understanding These 4 Personality Types
“…Dunning highlights the studies that collectively show how we repeatedly and consistently fool ourselves into thinking we know more than we do… even when there’s absolutely no evidence to support this. There are dozens of studies supporting this hypothesis…”
5 Beautiful Benefits of Analog Leadership - Soul To Work
Super-helpful model for looking at how Engineering Leads, Engineering Managers and Product Management interact. This model brings clarity to what is classically a fraught issue, without fudging the fact that the roles absolutely overlap, at times significantly. If you haven’t got these roles clear in your team, this is essential (and you can expand it to include Design, Sales etc).
The Meaning of Snafu, Clusterfuck, and Shitshow: There's a Difference — Quartz at Work