“Improv has been one of the most amazing tools in my toolbelt when it comes to management. It prepares you for unforeseen circumstances and makes you comfortable heading into the unknown.”
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Thoughts on Adult Development in the Workplace by Jen Dary
Thanks for helping to hold the leaky roof up and for pointing out that, even through the cracks, we can all see the sky. You make work a better place to be.
Part of the difficult work of being a leader is realizing that you have less time to get your shit together then others. It is part of the gig. That’s why it’s so important to have those tools and resources in place when things get hard.
The point of writing job descriptions is so that people know how to spend their energy or the percentage of “bent out of shape” they must get over the matter at hand.
“My manager heart is happy when we’re hitting our goals as a team and everyone feels a sense of purpose.”
Performance reviews are opportunities to listen to one another and mutually define future success. How does the company see you? And how do you see yourself?
“I wanted to create a design that felt fun and bubbly; something that could be put on the wall as a conversation starter and an invitation, but also something that you would actually want to keep at your desk or somewhere in your office.”
This is a great location for folks living in Portland, Vancouver, Denver, the Bay Area and up and down the coast as this will be the last event out west in 2019!
“People often get credit based on their power or seniority, not their actual contributions. It’s my job to change that, not just in private 1:1 settings but in public meetings as well.”
Working with a fantastic graphic designer last fall, we came up with our latest Plucky merch, the We Can Talk series!
I recently started a new job as a manager and several of my team members are previous coworkers… as I am new to management, I really don’t know if that is an old way of thinking and I don’t want to make a critical mistake. What do you think?
Being nice to people when things are going well? That’s easy. But it takes real effort to keep it up when things are hard.