Issue #198, 9th September 2016

This Week's Favorite


My Best Manager Did This, My Worst Manager Did This...
5 minutes read.

Two interesting statements that a great community of people responded to with their own experience. I enjoyed reading what people shared were the best traits or behaviors by their best managers, and their worst managers.

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Culture


Git Merge Explained in This Gif
1 minutes read.

My humble effort to help you start the weekend with a smile on your face.

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Google Finds That Successful Teams Are About Norms Not Just Smarts
4 minutes read.

"The right norms, in other words, could raise a group’s collective intelligence, whereas the wrong norms could hobble a team, even if, individually, all the members were exceptionally bright." -- Hunter Walk used to work at Google for many years, so he experienced this from within. I could have shared the link to the specific article, but the post has so many great links in it to other related resources, that I thought it would be a good weekend read for you to explore.

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Working Remotely (Questions to Ask, Ideas and More)
5 minutes read.

Great resource to bookmark if you ever thought of working remotely as an employee, or improving your company if you're looking to hire remote employees. Reading "Leadership and group dynamics" is highly relevant for everyone.

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How to Repair the Trust Gap (As CEO)
5 minutes read.

I think that CEOs who will "Share what you’re working on" can gain a lot of trust, as indeed for many of the employees who seek to understand what is being done. Sharing who you are as a person, from hobbies to goals and values, can make you more approachable. These are all good advice for anyeone who manage a large group, where some peopel don't understand the added value. Don't do this to convince (that you're useful,) but rather to promote transaprency.

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Peopleware


What Are the Simple Strategies One Ignores While Building Their Management Teams?
2 minutes read.

Jason Lemkin with a solid advice, where I found this one in particular to be extremely important: "Make your VPs meet with each other." -- helping other senior members in your team to build a strong relationship is key for scalable team. This is the kind of environment I'm trying to foster between my Senior Engineers. This is, I believe, one of the strongest measurements to your team's health.

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4 Tips for Starting a New Dev Job
4 minutes read.

I have the honor of having Doron Yaacoby joining my team (I've been chasing him for a couple of years), and it's wonderful to see how deliberate his thinking regarding the onboarding process on his side. The section about "Don’t judge, listen" is one of the best advice for any new relationship you're starting. If you're starting a new job (or thinking of doing so,) this is the post you should read.

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Cognitive Bias Cheat Sheet
12 minutes read.

What a wonderful list and explanations of the different cognitive biases by Buster Benson. I'd print the image at the end and hang it at the office, as a reminder.

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Inspiring Tweets


@shanselman: Real Success Is Reaching a Level of Success Where Others' Success Isn't Threatening. Hold Up Your Peers, Say Their Names, and Celebrate.

@nukemberg: Management's Responsibility Is to Continuously Eradicate Work. It Is the Cure for Parkinson's Law

- Oren

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