Seth Godin has written a lot of classic posts, but this one is my favorite. He talks about how time and decisions become interlinked. He says: But…That’s our work.We don’t make stuff as much as we make decisions.Seth Godin As a leader, I do this every day. I used to produce code, but now I […]
Leading a team means you’re context switching all the time. One minute, you’re doing some planning for a project. Next, you’re chatting about someone’s career goals. Later, you might be scanning your roadmap, thinking over what needs to be tweaked. With all that swirling around each day, it’s difficult to keep the important messages in […]
Clark Scheffy wrote an insightful post about how he evolved into a better leader. My favorite quote: This is about what I learned the hard way: That great creative leadership is about letting go of that nagging mental image you have of what you are supposed to do. It’s about believing in others, and focusing […]
I enjoyed this talk by Stanley McChrystal about leadership. One of my favorite takeaways, a quote from McCrystal: Leaders can let you fail and not be a failure. That’s powerful. It acknowledges that iteration can happen anywhere and with anyone, given the right approach. Hat tip: Lance.
We always think we can do more than we can. Myself included. That hasn’t changed since taking on a leadership role. Multiple bosses have told me that I “take on too much.” Recently, several members of my team said the same thing to me. Why do I do it? Lots of reasons. Like my team […]