Hard to work with. | Irrational Exuberancelethain.com/hard-to-work-with/
Managing teams has taught me a lot about my own behaviors and motivations. For example, I overworked for a long time. This left me continually teetering on the brink of burnout, and I had no energy left to absorb the typical sorts of organizational changes that happen at any company. Despite doing good work, I handled change poorly, and I picked up the reputation for being difficult to manage. I’d like to say that I learned from my mistakes directly, but the honest version is that I ...
How To Criticize Coworkersalexturek.com/2022-03-18-How-to-criticize-coworkers/
I originally wrote this as a doc, and did a talk w/ slides in Fall 2020 at Convoy. This is very focused on how to work in a software engineering team (surprise! that’s most of what I know about!) but I’ve had friends say they’ve shown this to their partners,...
How to get the most out of your 1:1serik.wiffin.com/posts/how-to-get-the-most-out-of-your-11s/
As a Director of Engineering, I have monthly 1:1s with all of my direct reports. A 1:1 (one-on-one) is a recurring meeting with no set agenda between a manager and one of their reports. The internet is full of valuable insight into how to run them from my perspective, (ex. The Update, The Vent, and The Disaster) but somewhat more limited in advice on how to make the most of them if you’re on the other side of the table.
Manual of Me - discover and communicate how you work best with othersmy.manualof.me/
A powerful tool to help you discover and communicate your working preferences and needs. Create your own for free.
dscout + HmntyCntrd: Challenging Company Playbooks to Workplace Traumadscout.com/people-nerds/organizational-trauma
Design professionals report on organizational trauma—and the inadequate ways their orgs address It.
Normalization of deviancedanluu.com/wat/
At large company B (LCB), ICs agreed that it's problematic to reward creating new features more richly than doing critical grunt work. When I talked to managers, they often agreed, too. But nevertheless, the people who get promoted are disproportionately those who ship shiny new things. I saw management attempt a number of cultural and process changes at LCB. Mostly, those took the form of pronouncements from people with fancy titles. For really important things, they might produce a...
The rise of never-ending job interviews - BBC Worklifebbc.com/worklife/article/20210727-the-rise-of-never-ending-job-interviews
Some companies are asking candidates to attend multiple interviews. But too many rounds could be a red flag – and even drive candidates away.
Good Meetings | CSS-Trickscss-tricks.com/good-meetings/
Like it or not, meetings are essential to a good working environment and communication. Therefore, it’s crucial that we work on making them as productive
Always be quitting - jmmv.devjmmv.dev/2021/04/always-be-quitting.html
A good philosophy to live by at work is to “always be quitting”. No, don’t be constantly thinking of leaving your job 😱. But act as if you might leave on short notice 😎. Counterintuitively, this will make you a better engineer and open up growth opportunities. A thread 👇.
The Upcoming Remote Work Company Culture War - Ed Zitron's Where's Your Ed Atez.substack.com/p/the-upcoming-remote-work-company
Anyway, Anderson is not the first, nor will she be remotely the last, person to bemoan the fact that people don’t want to go back to the office, and in my tiny little walnut brain I am imagining that we’re about to see, as vaccinations climb and people return to normal, a culture war between those that believe workers should be in the office and those who believe that there should be a “hybrid approach,” by which they most likely mean you get a few days a week at home. It’ll start by...
Ten Rules for Negotiating a Job Offer - haseeb qureshihaseebq.com/my-ten-rules-for-negotiating-a-job-offer/
When the story of how I landed a job at Airbnb went viral, I was surprised at how infatuated people were with my negotiations. Media stories portrayed me as some kind of master negotiator—a wily ex...
HRIS Employee Management Software | Humaanshumaans.io/
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readme.so - Easiest Way to Create A READMEreadme.so/
Use readme.so's markdown editor and ready made templates to easily create a simple README for your repositories
White women are the most dangerous upholders of white supremacy in Silicon Valley, and holding them accountable could cost you your career, your community, and your sanity. | by Britt Caldwell | Apr, 2021 | Mediumbrittwcaldwell.medium.com/white-women-are-the-most-dangerous-upholders-of-white-supremacy-in-silicon-valley-and-holding-ee62b2ec1bc1
Remote to who? A working lettertinyletter.com/aworkinglibrary/letters/remote-to-who-a-working-letter
It was probably inevitable that sitting through a whole lot of job interviews and considering several offers would mean I would end up spending a disproportionate amount of time these past months thinking about what work means to me. This is a topic I am predisposed to (witness the title of this newsletter), and the activity of applying for jobs pretty much made everything else unthinkable. What I’m sharing today is some very rough thoughts about one corner of the way we talk about w...