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Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #112
On different career journeys, intentionality, recognition, the beauty of information, and memorable people.
This week we learn about different career journeys, intentionality, and recognition. As well as the beauty of information and memorable people.
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3 Droplets of Leadership
It's All Just Leadership After All
Career progression for individual contributors and managers can grow together in large organizations. These dual tracks allow individual contributors to attain the same seniority as managers. This extends to the top of the organization chart. There's no need for unique management strategies for both roles. Applying the same strategy to both roles simplifies your approach and promotes good behavior. However, a key question is whether senior managers and individual contributors should be managed differently. After all, their roles and responsibilities differ. It's natural to think that managing a Staff Engineer would differ from managing an Engineering Manager. Isn't it?
Don't miss this great article.
The Intentionality Curve
Understand the difference between habits, routines, and rituals. Design a life where your daily actions use the entire range of consciousness.
Check out this great piece.
Recognition and Rewards at Work
Using rewards to alter behavior is just one method, but it's potent. You don't need to go all out with formal rewards or parties! Every item on your recognition list allows you to strengthen the behaviors you wish to encourage.
Don't miss this article on recognition by Lara Hogan.
2 Grains of Technology
Information is Beautiful
This helpful website offers many stunning graphics and diagrams. These tools assist you in understanding the world more effectively.
MIT created an engaging visualization. It features the most memorable individuals from 3501 BC to 2023.
1 Atom of Reflection
Stress is not your enemy. Pressure is not your enemy. Grind is not your enemy.
Isolation IS your enemy.
It took me years to understand this while struggling to find my balance as a manager, as a director, and as a professional. As soon as I realized that I needed to build my support network and started acting upon it, all of the pressure I was feeling on my shoulders was released. I was able to sleep again in a long time.
I dedicated the last few months to the preparation of my very first retreat. A safe place where people can explore the boundaries of their leadership journey among peers, share experiences, and build their support network.
I’m still refining a few details, but the cat is out of the box. You can check out a few more details on my website, and if you want to stay in the loop, join the waitlist. You’ll be the first to know.