I love when my team shares cool ideas, hacks, and optimizations. It shows they have passion for what we’re doing and see the job more than just an inbox/outbox gig–and the team is made better by the innovation and contributions of each individual member.
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case in development and product shops.
Let me share a story with you.
What’s the worst part of your job as a team lead or manager? Deadlines? Crazed customers?
Nah, that’s simple stuff!
It’s probably hiring and building a technical team. Figuring out which life experiences equate to which certifications and who best meshes with your team can be really difficult.
Here’s a some tips to simplify all of those comparisons into what, I think, really matters.
Individuals with these qualities can sap your energy and put a strain on your business.
Being a startup entrepreneur is exhausting–even on the best of days. Entrepreneur recently released the Eight “Top Toxic” personalities to avoid in your life. I believe these apply to both our personal life and our business relationships.
In a recent blog post by Seth Godin, “Learning from the rejection,” he reminds us that we all grow from rejection.
Whether it’s a job interview, a startup pitch, or a pet project in your company’s department, rejection happens–a lot if you’re pushing boundaries and markets.
So how do you find what you were meant to create and that’s extremely hard. I talked to a lot of folks who feel lost in understanding what that might be. There’s two things that I found for me that were really helpful.