Leadership & Management
When you work at a startup, it's common to advance rapidly into roles that you're not fully prepared for. In this thoughtful article, David Mack reflects back on his time as CTO of SketchDeck. Learn what he wishes he knew when he started, from picking technologies to hiring and firing. It's a great read for anyone currently, or soon-to-be, in a leadership role at an early stage company.
In a recent study, it was found that 76% of feedback given to women included some kind of personality criticism while only 2% of feedback given to men did. In this New York Times article, Steph Mitesser teaches us how to go beyond our biases to make sure we give feedback that is helpful and constructive to everyone. Giving feedback is hard. It's even more difficult when unconscious biases get in the middle.
Agile coach Jeremy Jarrell unpacks the four foundational elements of the agile manifesto, exploring the reasoning behind them and what they mean for you and your team. Whether you're an agile newbie or have years of experience, this article is a helpful refresher to ground you on its core tenets.
Chad Dickerson recently asked on Twitter “what book would you recommend most for new, first-time managers?” Check out the article to see the list of over 35 books that were recommended to him, covering topics like communication, culture, and prioritization.