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Tuesday Dispatch: Issue #97
The Owl and The Beetle
This week we learn about how to measure managerial impact, how to avoid helicopter management, and how to document things properly. As well as how to make a resume and about stuff you can't have.
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3 Droplets of Leadership
Evaluating Managers: 5 Heuristics to Measure Managerial Impact
Does your team consistently deliver promises or excuses?
Is your team a revolving door? Or a nursery where careers blossom?
When did your team last contribute to the larger organization?
This article provides a self-evaluation mechanism to ensure you take the proper steps as a manager. It offers answers to how to know if one is doing the right things as a leader. Don't miss it!
If you want to evaluate your team members…
Helicopter Management and Other Mistakes
As a newly appointed manager, the author is determined not to repeat the mistakes of past management in the tech industry that they have experienced and observed. They are driven to ensure that these errors are not repeated.
Effective management requires taking a step back and considering team members in the full context of the organization rather than overly identifying with their needs and wants. It is essential to allow them to take risks and stand on their own two feet, as a manager should not act as a babysitter.
Speaking of managerial mistakes…
How to Nurture a Culture of Documentation in Remote Teams
Humans are terrible at data storage!
Organizations of all types can benefit from a robust documentation culture, not just remote teams. Any organization needs to have this culture in place.
The significance of documentation in the workplace cannot be underestimated. It is not only about recording information but also about cultivating an atmosphere within the organization.
This article is a must-read, don't miss it!
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2 Grains of Technology
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Everything You Can’t Have
Nothing is as desirable as the thing you want yet cannot have.
In the years following his departure from office, Richard Nixon noted that, despite their wealth, some of the wealthiest individuals in the world are among the most discontented, as they are never required to confront hardship.
1 Atom of Reflection
Clear Is Kind. Unclear Is Unkind. - Brené Brown