New Manager Series: The Do’s and Don’ts of One-on-One Meetings

Ben Horowitz, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz and author of The Hard Thing About Hard Things, hypothesizes that “generally, people who think one-on-one meetings are a bad idea have been victims of poorly designed ones” (177).  I couldn’t agree more.  The one-on-one (1×1) meeting, done correctly, is the most powerful way to continuously develop a […]

The New Manager Series

“I’m sorry, can you repeat that again,” I asked my manager.  “Sure,” he smiled, “I said, congrats, you’ll be leading a team starting next month.” And with that, I entered the world of management.  After working diligently at the same company for two years I was now a manager, responsible for growing and developing a team. […]