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Giving Feedback, "I Don't Trust You!", Managing Struggling Teams, Yak Shaving and Triviality

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October 15 · Issue #115 · View online
Links, notes and opinions for leaders in the tech industry.

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Trust
What To Do When You Want to Say “I Don’t Trust You” (Hint: Don’t Say It)
Feedback
Giving Feedback Is Hard. Really Hard – Redbubble – Medium
Here's Why You Need to Separate Praise From Feedback | Smartbrief
Better Teams
The First Two Questions to Ask When Your Team Is Struggling — Quartz at Work
Writing a User Manual at Work Makes Teams Less Anxious and More Productive — Quartz
Product Management Mental Models for Everyone – The Black Box of Product Management
Shallowness, Triviality, Yak Shaving
Blog Posts, Book Reviews, and Abstracts: On Shallowness
Useful Tech Terms: Yak Shaving, Technical Debt, Bikeshedding
Law of Triviality - Wikipedia
Book, Webinar
Working With Technical Debt, Not Against It | GitPrime Webinars
Amazon.com: The Leadership Pipeline
Quotes
“I believe that the mind can be permanently profaned by the habit of attending to trivial things.” 
Thoreau
“…it’s also easier to do little things we know we can do than to start on big things that we’re not so sure about.” 
John Cleese
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