12 “Manager READMEs” From Silicon Valley’s Top Tech Companies

What does tech management at Slack, HubSpot, Netflix, Etsy, Shopify, InVision, and more have in common? A lot, apparently!

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Written by Brennan McEachran, published on Medium

Digital Isn’t Software, It’s A Mindset

Aaron Dignan talks through how companies can have the right mindset to thrive in the future: It’s good to have a purpose, a process to support it, the right people, and (most importantly) these need to be combined to make products that serve a community larger than any employee or organization.

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Watch 53 min video, published by 99U

Ideo Redesigns The Dreaded Annual Review

No one likes annual reviews: They’re structured, overly formal, and they make it difficult to get real feedback that you can act upon. Here’s how Design firm IDEO helped redesign the process in a highly hierarchal and performance oriented setting.

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Written by Katharine Schwab, published by Co.Design

How to Level Up One on Ones with Your Team

Great one on one meetings have the power to transform a relationship between an employee and a manager. And by transforming individual relationships, we can evolve our team and organizational cultures as well.

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Written and published by NOBL Collective

Org Physics: The Three Faces Of Every Company

Every organization has three kinds of power, and three forms of leadership, three structures. This is not a menu. They are part of organizational physics — universal laws that apply to every organization, large or small, old or new, for profit or social.

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Written by Niels Pflaeging, published on Medium

Are Tough Conversations The Kindest?

Practicing radical honesty involves giving colleagues direct honest feedback face-to-face and in a timely and respectful manner. Rather than undermining a team’s unity, it can help build trust, respect, and understanding between people, which in turn helps solve problems and diffuses tensions.

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Written by Michelle McQuaid, published by Psychology Today

Overcoming The 5 Dysfunctions Of A Team

Effective teamwork ultimately comes down to practicing a small set of principles (not a sophisticated theory) over a long period of time with uncommon levels of discipline and persistence.

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Written for The Mission, published on Medium

Why Company Culture Is Crucial

Dharmesh Shah, co-founder and CTO at the marketing and sales software firm HubSpot, distills the company’s 128-slide presentation on company culture down to its essence, describing it as a business’s “operating system” that lets people do their best work. Shah says entrepreneurs must create a company culture they love, because one will eventually emerge no matter what.

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Holding “Auditions” To Build a Strong Team

An approach to hiring that genuinely identifies real skill and fit will give you the best shot at assembling the right team. A candidate assessment that mimics the actual work the candidate must do to succeed will give you the best hiring ROI. Maybe it’s a trial; maybe it’s a presentation; maybe it’s a short-term assignment that can be done in an afternoon.

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Written by Matt Mullenweg, published on HBR

Leadership In Transition

To create high-performing and adaptive organizations, leaders need to actively shape an open culture that fosters collaboration and builds trust. This comes with  a change in the role of the leader, yet it’s more important than ever.

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Watch 7 min video, published by Microsoft