Communication Breakdown

A few weeks ago, I talked about the general structure I’ve found helpful when having individual conversations. Hopefully, I’ve also stressed the importance of good communication on more than one occasion. However, to date I haven’t talked about the overall framework of communication that I think is important to have in a healthy, functional team.

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Own your hiring process Pt. 2

If you’re going to do something, make it right and make it as good as you can. Don’t waste anybody’s time, especially your own. – Debra Wilson

As I discussed last week, I feel like there are a lot of issues with standard hiring practices. This week, I’m going to talk about what I’ve personally found to be more effective at identifying great hires, creating a healthy culture, and creating a good reputation in the industry.

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Team Responsibilities

I’m very good at delegating – people work much better when they have a real sense of responsibility. But at the same time, I don’t like surprises. I don’t pore over every shoot, but I do like to be aware at all times of what’s going on. – Anna Wintour

Responsibilities, we all have them. But is everyone aware of what they are? As I mentioned last week, I evaluate engineers on 3 things. I didn’t go into a lot of detail because, well, there’s a lot of detail and the post was already quite long. However, that detail is really, really important, so here’s the followup with a lot more detail.

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