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. […]

One Simple Hack to Hire Great Talent With 50% Less Effort

Building a team is arguably the most exciting part of being a manager. Finding a great person for your team is one of those “booyah!” moments. Getting to that moment is very hard. Think about all the time and work involved between the thought “My team needs to grow!” and the moment a candidate begins her first […]