UPDATE: check out my follow-up post Avoiding Mistakes with your Manager README
As a manager, on-boarding is both tough and really important whether you’re joining a team or they’re joining yours. My very short list for on-boarding in either direction is:
- Share expectations
- Build trust
Continue reading “Share your Manager README”
I’ve been watching Sex and the City with my wife. I’d gotten her to watch a lot of other shows of my choosing: Breaking Bad, The Wire, Justified, and I thought I’d try something from her corner of the television universe. We blasted through all six seasons, alternating between HBO Go and the (very large) pink album of the complete series sitting on our shelf when our internet crapped out. We watched the first movie last night. There are a lot of lessons to be learned from that show, and most of them are of the “What not to do” sort.
Last night, Carrie and Big were arguing about the size and impact of their nuptials.
Big angrily shouted “200 people! Page 6! Do you know how that makes me look?”
I shouted back at the TV (I do that): “No, because you don’t communicate your feelings with Carrie!”
In fairness, Carrie isn’t good at that either, but that brings me to my point: communication is key. Continue reading “Expectations Should Not be Kept to Yourself”