David Seidman Answered Aug 21 There are several categories of mistake: Typo-grade human error: Low consequence: who cares High consequence: our systems should not allow a typo to have high consequence Serious mistake on something they should be able to do First time: make sure they learn from it Second time: warning Third time: performance […]
David Seidman Answered Aug 18 Generally each of my reports is always working on something that benefits the company, something that benefits the team, and something that grows them personally. Often I’m able to find one project that does all three. Occasionally a high priority project throws things out of balance. In that case, I […]
David Seidman Giving an assignment, then telling the employee how to do every single part of it Failing to set and maintain clear priorities, so employees waste time working on things that don’t matter Failing to correct performance issues early Failing to provide adequate training and tools Excess overhead in the form of status reports, […]
Sean Kernan I’ve changed in appearance several times in my life for better and for worse. Those experiences have only reinforced that this world is inexorably superficial: people treat you much differently based on how you look. Use this information to your advantage: manage your weight, exercise, dress nice, comb your hair. Or sit back […]
David Seidman You must have strong ethics. Management offers many opportunities to do bad things, but they all lead to ruin. You must realize that your job is to make others better, not to make the product yourself. You must care about your employees. You must think both short and long term. You should have […]
Roger Cole The reasons I consider only people with a bachelor’s degree for open professional positions are: Four years of college will teach you communication skills. You stick with something. You have the basics for working professionally in a business environment.
Celeste Headlee, Happiness is not my goal in life. Happiness is not entirely within my control and it’s temporary. A healthy human being will feel happiness and sadness and anger and all kinds of different things. I strive for well-being. I also work on gratitude and keep a gratitude journal that I write in every […]
Are you going to be successful in life? Why? Derek Stark, Abso-fucking-lutely. Macro patience – micro focus – there comes a time when you have to accept short-term suffering/sacrifice for long-term gain. Gary Vaynerchuk inspired me with this maxim and it’s changed the way I approach most everything in life. I’m okay eating chicken and rice every night […]
Repeat someone’s name after introducing themselves. Me: Hi, I’m Andrew. You: Andrew? Me: Yup You: Good to meet you Andrew, I’m Sam. That’s it.
They tell you that what you hold dear you have thanks to them and their voice sounds so much like your own it can take years for you to tell the difference.