Leadership & Management
Some handy tips to make sure your team hates you and your project runs into serious trouble.
You have awesome engineers, and they want to advance in their career. Their team is growing because of advancements they've made, and you want to recognize the work they've done with something. The obvious answer is to put them in charge of the team they've built, especially as they're the de-facto leader of the team already. But is this what they want? Or just what they believe they're supposed to want?
There's another way of using time that's common among people who make things, like programmers and writers.
The maker’s day is different. They need to make, to create, to build. But, before that, they need to think. The most effective way for them to use time is in half-day or full-day blocks. Even a single 30 minute meeting in the middle of “Make Time” can be disruptive.
The benefits of measuring collective production vs. individual performance.
You’re more likely to lose by not recognizing your weaknesses than from the presence of weakness, so aim for self-awareness.
An infographic mash-up of Star Wars and leadership traits.