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.
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.
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.
You’re fired! – Donald Trump
Accountability: what is it? Why is it important, and what do you do when someone on your team isn’t pulling their weight? This week, I talk about one of the hardest nuts to crack as a manager.
We have two ears and one tongue so that we would listen more and talk less. – Diogenes
For my second post, I was going to talk about culture and ownership. However, as I was crafting that I realized I needed to back up and talk a bit more about some of the fundamentals. Unfortunately, you all are at the mercy of my tangents! 😉