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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Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new. – Albert Einstein

As I mentioned at the end of last week’s post, there’s an important complementary policy that you must have if you want a strong ownership culture. You can probably guess what it is by now – it’s fostering a culture where it’s safe to make mistakes. This week, I’m going to talk about why that’s important and what that looks like.

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I trust you

He who does not trust enough, will not be trusted. – Lao Tzu

In my opinion one of the single most important things you can give and receive in a professional environment is trust. As a manager, you have to trust your team members, and as a team member, you need to be trusted by your boss. This week I’m going to talk about the approach I use to enable trust while still maintaining productivity and accountability.

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