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.
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.
David Seidman Here’s what I do for my team: Ensure everyone has a clear plan to reach their short term career goals. Support that plan with mentorship, coaching, project assignments, and training. Set clear, tangible goals and priorities for the team. At all times everyone should know how their work is going to get us […]
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 […]