Evaluate Impact

David Seidman All that matters is impact, so I’d discuss where their impact was falling short. If their hours were really egregiously short I’d mention that, without referencing the other employee, but usually I wouldn’t mention hours. Extension: Interview questions: What is definition of impact. impact on team, impact at organization, etc.  

Employee Manager Relationship

David Seidman My personal rules: Not okay to have scheduled 1:1 social contact outside the office Okay to hang out if you bump into each other Okay to attend anything the whole team is invited to Okay to attend any large party Okay to hang out with individual team members at events like concerts that […]

My Commonplace Book

“We should hunt out the helpful pieces of teaching and the spirited and noble-minded sayings which are capable of immediate practical application-not far far-fetched or archaic expressions or extravagant metaphors and figures of speech-and learn them so well that words become works.” Seneca

The Coaching Habit

Say Less, Ask More & Change the Way Your Lead Forever by Michael Bungay Stanier Read:  2018-07-25, Rating:  7/10. Simple and useful questions for a front line manager, but felt like a blog post stretched into a short book. Book Notes: This book gives you seven questions and the tools to make them an everyday […]

Assume the Worst

The Graduation Speech You’ll Never Hear by Carl Hiaasen Read:  2018-07-24, Rating:  7/10. Short speech stretched into a short book. A nice gift for new grads. Book Notes: You need a warning. Assume the worst. Self-delusion is no virtue. Happiness: it’s slippery. It’s unpredictable. It’s a different sensation for everyone. Figure out what you’re good at, […]