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

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

Reinventing Management

Building organizations that are more adaptable, innovative and engaging requires deep innovation of the technology of human accomplishment. Gary Hamel presents the case for reinventing management.

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Watch 15 Min Video of Talk by Gary Hamel

The Management Framework that Propelled LinkedIn to a $20 Billion Company

Jeff Weiner led LinkedIn through a blockbuster IPO to a current market capitalization of over $20 billion. After the IPO, he’s come out the other side with several incredible management lessons involving the focus on values, compassion, and leadership around unified goals. While most companies dismiss these concepts easily as somehow stale or separate from the work they need to get done day to day, Weiner has implemented them as cornerstones of his leadership philosophy and management model.

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Written for and published by First Round Review

How Facebook Tries To Prevent Office Politics

Fear of nasty office politics creeping up in your organization? Read about five clues from Facebook to prevent destructive office politics: 1. Look for empire builders, self-servers, and whiners in the hiring process — and don’t hire them; 2. Take the incentive out of “climbing the ladder;” 3. Be open and transparent, and create opportunities for voices to be heard; 4. Make everyone accountable, so personal bias can’t creep into decision making; 5. Train your leaders to effectively manage politics out of conversations.

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Written by Jay Parikh, published by HBR

What’s Going On With Employee Empowerment?

Even the largest, most hierarchical organizations, like the military and global multinationals, are seeing the need to create practices of empowerment and distributed decision making that will keep the company nimble and innovating, and make the organization more resilient. Whether this ultimately gets to a “bossless” state of self-management for most companies is unlikely, but there is mounting evidence that the movement towards greater empowerment is both necessary and inevitable.

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Written Edwin Jansen, published on Medium

Why The Command-And-Control Mindset Is Killing Your Company

The era in which the command-and-control approach would bring you immense success have long gone. Instead, there’s a strong need to adapt as fast as possible to increasingly complex working conditions. Efficiency has to make place for engagement and adaptability.

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Written and published by Corporate Rebels

Engineering A Culture Of Psychological Safety

Being thoughtless about people’s feelings and experiences can shut them down. When this is the case continuously people will feel emotionally unsafe. Unsafe teams can deliver for short periods of time, provided they can focus on goals and ignore interpersonal problems. But eventually, unsafe teams will break or underperform drastically because people can’t introduce change. Learn in this article how to build psychological safety into teams for higher engagement and sustained performance.

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Written by John Looney, published on Inside Intercom blog

How To Unlearn

We’re caught in between the structures of the future, which are still self-assembling, and the structures of the past, which are being disassembled. When it comes to getting things done, what we think we know about the how the world works is not always useful. To keep things moving, we have no choice but to unlearn. Here is how to do that.

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Written by Betch Comstock, published on NewCoShift