The cure for micro-management
How to use goals to get things done without telling people what to do.
With Google's severe new return to office policy, will this mean the end of remote work as we know it?
AI and LLM Generation vs. Summarization
Functional knowledge bases represent critical thinking, so they are not a good fit for generative AI. On the other hand, the summarization and analysis capab...
Meeting Fatigue vs. Making Human Connections
Don't kill your stand-up, but hold it less often and change the agenda.
Amazon demands a return to the office, but will anyone come?
The tech giant states most everyone will need to do three days in the office starting in May, but not everyone is on board.
LAUNCH: Goals/OKR Tracking Now Available!
Meet your goals or OKRs through genuine engagement.
What is Hybrid Work? A Short History
"Hybrid work" has been in all the headlines recently as a "new way" of working together. Here's a brief summary of where hybrid work came from, who is agains...
WTF is an OKR!? ft. KPIs or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Acronyms
OKRs are all the rage now so here's a pocket guide on what they are and how to implement them in your team.
Tips for Structuring a Hybrid Remote Team
Some companies are fighting remote because they don't get it yet. Here are some tips to make it easier on you and your team.
Team Development Tips for Engineering and Product Leaders
Leaders must strive to build a team where the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, but despite the importance of team building and development, not ma...
Tips for Managing a Distributed Team
A distributed team offers a lot of advantages but to make it work well you need to be thoughtful. Clear communication, centralized sources of information, an...
Measuring Engineering Team Performance
Traditional metrics used to judge engineering team performance are easy to game, especially when they're focused on outputs vs. outcomes. Learn which metrics...
Making Time To Act Deliberately
As a leader, making time to act deliberately, plan long-term projects, and prioritize problems that need to be solved are among your most important functions...
Signs You Might Be a Bad Manager
Are you a bad manager? Learn to spot the behaviors that signal you might be, while you still have time to correct them.
Making Remote Team Building Fun
On remote teams, it can be tough to build camaraderie, trust, and psychological safety. The goods news is there are many fun ways you can bring your team clo...
One-on-One Meeting Template
1:1s are one of the most important tools you have as a manager. Use this template to create a shared agenda with your team member or manager to easily track ...
Team Handbook Template
Team handbooks make it easy for everyone to know how your team works. Use this template to create one for your team.
6 Steps For a Great One-on-one Meeting
Make sure you're getting the most out of your one-on-one meetings with this simple guide.
Insights: Powering Effective Retros and 1:1s
Use the Insights Report to prepare for and run focused and effective retros and 1:1s.
Transitioning from Support to Product Management - Lessons Learned
Thinking about making the jump from a Support role to a Product one? Hear about the lessons learned from someone that took the leap.
Rock Stars vs. Superstars
You need a good mix of growth trajectory and ambition in your team. Keep the reliable rock stars on your team happy by offering them the same pay and respect...
How to Have Productive 1-on-1 Meetings
Gather additional feedback privately, understand your employee’s challenges, and help them grow professionally through 1-on-1 meetings. By hosting regular 1-...
Avoid creating processes, especially ones that only serve management. When it is absolutely required, rely on people close to the work to propose and design ...
How To Fix a Broken Team
If your team is broken, it’s (mostly) your fault. Take a deep breath, figure out the issues, and develop plans to solve them with help from your team. It’s n...