Issue #240, 30th June 2017

This Week's Favorite


For an Inclusive Culture, Try Working Less
6 minutes read.

This post will make you think about the company you're currently working for, and the kind of company you'd like to work for in the future. I'm not saying this is the right way to go, but it raises a great observation: being professional at work is the only thing needed. "You didn’t need to stay late, or drink alcohol, or play Rock Band, or play board games, or not have kids to pick up, or go to church, or not go to church, or do anything except show up 9-to-5 and care a lot about good software."

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Culture


When Amazon Enters Your Market
1 minutes read.

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

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To Grow Faster, Hit Pause — And Ask These Questions From Stripe’s COO
12 minutes read.

One important lesson I took from this post is thinking about how to train new leaders in the organization so they won't create sub-cultures that might divide the organization: "The operating principles play an even bigger role in training for new managers joining the company. “If you’re not careful, managers bring whatever rules and behaviors they had in their prior roles — and they have tremendous influence on their teams,” she says. “That’s why we built a different onboarding program for new leaders, to make sure they really understand the different way in which Stripe operates based on our principles.”"

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From HR to People Ops: When and Why to Start a People Team
7 minutes read.

I hate the word resources so much with it comes to people. The move towards people-driven thinking versus complaince is a great and much-needed step in the right direction. How is your organization handling it? Share internally and have a discussion.

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Decisions, Decisions (Video)
65 minutes read.

Dan North is always fun to watch, and this time a great framework to make decisions by understanding the tradeoffs in-depth. Highly recommend to listen to on your next commute to work.

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Peopleware


Dealing With Team Rejection
4 minutes read.

What do you do when your direct manager tells you "You have an issue with the team, nobody seems to want to work with you". I don't know many people who would approach it in such an adult manner, actively seeking for feedback: "I don’t think I would have resolved the issue by only working on my attitude without openly communicating with my team. I beleive a big part was not about my attitude"

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Good Leaders: 1. Do What They Say They Will. 2. Always Follow-Up. 3. Tell People the Truth With Empathy. What Else?
4 minutes read.

Great conversation over Twitter on the role of great leaders. What would you say are teh 3 things that great leaders do?

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Getting Feedback
3 minutes read.

Allison McMillan with a list of questions you can use to guide your teammates on how to get feedback from others, to help them grow. Go over it on your 1:1s with your teammates, see if you feel comfortable collecting feedback and talk about the ways they can use these questions with their peers.

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Inspiring Tweets


@dakami: I Wonder if Anyone's Ever Run CS Classes in Pairs, Where One Class Has to Write Libraries for Another Class to Use. Because That's Life.

- Oren

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