The 5 Major Pitfalls of Managing a Partially Remote Team

remote team members can easily feel out of the loop

More and more companies are embracing remote workers. As this happens the challenge becomes: how do you manage a remote team? And what do you do when half your team is with you in your office, and the other half are remote employees? For many managers, this is the new reality they must deal with. […]

remote team members can easily feel out of the loop
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Launching Lighthouse: Bringing Great Management to the Masses

“Nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo Today we launched our software to make you a better manager, Lighthouse, on Product Hunt last week. After working closely with so many of you for the past 2 years, it was definitely time to open up to the world fully. […]

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3 Things that Don’t Belong in Your One on One Agenda

never put in a one on one agenda feedback you haven't discussed.

“So….how’s it going?” Asking a question like that is a weak way to start a one on one. The answer you get is only as strong as the will of your team member to want to share their feelings with you. Too often you’ll both accept “good” or “okay” and move on, until one day […]

never put in a one on one agenda feedback you haven't discussed.
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The Power of Repetition: the Secret of Successful Leaders

Leading by example is a big part of the power of repetition as Anne Wojcicki knows

“I’ve already said it, why would I need to repeat it?” It’s an innocent sounding thought, but it’s a dangerous one for any leader that wants to be truly effective. The power of repetition is any leader’s best friend. Repeating yourself may seem annoying to you at first, but it’s important to make sure your […]

Leading by example is a big part of the power of repetition as Anne Wojcicki knows
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The Top Manager Mistake that Causes Turnover

A top manager will grow their people so they won't leave.

Being a top manager takes hard work and thoughtful action.  But it may be easier than you think. Over and over we see that managers are missing out on one habit that is essential to both attracting talent, and keeping them for the long term. The Top Manager Mistake Causing Turnover The top mistake managers […]

A top manager will grow their people so they won't leave.
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Leadership Lessons for Managers from Kate Matsudaira

How to help a new manager succeed.

Kate Matsudaira has been leading engineering teams for over a decade. She’s worked at major companies like Amazon, and great startups like Decide (acquired by Ebay) and Moz. Through these experiences, she’s accumulated a lot of knowledge on leading and motivating teams. We recently interviewed Kate hoping to learn some of her secrets.  We were […]

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Red Auerbach’s Leadership Secret to Winning 9 titles in 11 Years

Red Auerbach secret to motivating teams

Red Auerbach is one of the all time great coaches in professional sports history. As head coach of the Boston Celtics, his teams won 9 titles in an incredible 11 year span. He also played an essential role in breaking the color barrier in the NBA in the 1950s by drafting the first African American, […]

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What to do when your One-on-Ones get too personal

too personal makes us uncomfortable

“Uhhhh… that’s a bit too personal,” she thought to herself as her team member started sharing a major personal issue they’re having. Her mind turned to the real heart of the question: “what do I do now?” We all know building rapport is important to strong working relationships with our teams. We need to care […]

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