This is a lose collection of tips and links on leadership I want to save in a permanent location. These are the best of the best.
- Only do what you can do.
- Don't worry about most things because most things don't matter.
- Don't hold grudges against yourself.
- Keep a journal.
- Own your weaknesses.
- Hold regularly scheduled 1-on-1's with your Team Members.
- Know you're playing the long game and embrace it.
- Cultivate a culture of autonomy and empowerment. See Turn the Ship Around.
- Ask great questions and wait for a response.
- For proper delegation make sure you:
- Clearly articulate your request.
- Have the person receiving the task repeat it back.
- Agree on how you're going to follow up.
- Keep these things in mind:
- A common tendency can be to either take on work yourself, or dive into the details and hand over a "to do" list. Both don't scale, and both behaviours underutilize the incredible people on your team. Instead "invite the team into both the thinking and the doing.
- Delegate outcomes, not activities.
How to actively have less meetings
Make the distinction between DOWNLOADS or DISCUSSIONS. Many meetings are little more than downloads, where a group of people show up to receive a handout or a slide deck, a status report or a list of excuses. Shift to schedule meetings where any “downloads” are sent out ahead of time and participants come prepared to discuss, to bring something to help move things forward.
- 101 Questions to Ask in One on Ones
- How to Make Your One on Ones With Employees More Productive
- Questions for our first 1:1
- Quora: What are some good tips for 1-on-1s with your employees?
- Startup Guide to 1-on-1's
- The First Question In Your One on One
- One-on-One: Ben Horowitz
- The Art of the Awkward 1:1
- Awkward 1:1s: The Art of Getting Honest Feedback
- re:Work tool: Hold Effective 1:1s
- Asana: Why 1-1 meetings are crucial to your team’s success
- Stop asking your employees this one question — it’s hurting them
- The 9 questions that uncover the most surprising feedback from employees
- The 8 best questions to ask during a one-on-one meeting
- Six Tips to Rock Your One-on-Ones