Good stuff on a topic that doesn’t get a lot of attention but should: how do you develop good relationships with your peers? You need stuff from them, they need stuff from you - how to make it really work?
A good post on an old, hoary topic, with particular relevance to engineers (but still relevant to a much wider group). We tend to be unconscious about meetings: how many, when, who should be there - and yet they suck an enormous amount of time. Get conscious. Make some decisions.
Some interesting thoughts here about what causes high performance, and therefore how we should interview for it. Performance is influenced by, among other things, expectations (so, management), the team and the environment (so, how does the interviewee fit?). Worth spending the time to read and think through.
Why are people rude? May sound like a silly question. It isn’t. Jen Dary digs into it and suggests ways of dealing with rudeness at a more fundamental level than shutting down, or being rude back (our normal reactions).
If somebody is rude, many of us will tend to go into what the Radical Candor model describes as “Obnoxious Aggression”. Some ideas about how to avoid digging yourself into that hole (because, in response, the other person will probably dig in harder).
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage — Anais Nin
Rudeness is the weak man’s imitation of strength ― Edmund Burke
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