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You Suck At OKRs; Decisions; Reasons Leaders Crash and Burn. TPL Issue #88

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Tech People Leadership

February 11 · Issue #88 · View online
Links, notes and opinions for leaders in the tech industry.

As always, feel free to forward the newsletter signup link to leaders and managers in the tech industry who may find it interesting and useful.

Come and Help Me Debug a Talk
I’ve been collecting my thoughts on management and leadership, maybe for a book, maybe a talk - some way of communicating them more widely.  
It has been my contention for a long time that tech companies require a leadership approach that is very broad and very flexible:  a constant dance between structure and uncertainty, constraint and expansion, rationality and emotion. 
I have a talk framing this, which I’d say is in early alpha :-)  Come and help me debug it on Feb 22nd in South Park, San Francisco at 7pm.  Would love your thoughts and feedback.  Sign up here, or just email me.   Looking forward to seeing you!  (Yes.  It’s free).
Management
Welcome to Blue Apron & John (Public) - Google Slides
I Like, I Wish, I Wonder
What I Learned about Management and Culture from Growing Uber’s Asia Business from Zero to Billions | First Round Review
You Suck at Okr's. Here's Why. 
Decisions
Startup Best Practices 6 - Avoiding the Bike Rack Effect
Decision-Making Auditing
Why the Best Decisions Are Never Perfect – Hacker Noon
Leadership
We Need to Talk About Servant Leadership
7 Important Reasons Leaders Crash and Burn - Lolly Daskal | Leadership | Lolly Daskal
Don’t Start with Why! – Hacker Noon
The Industry
The House That Spied on Me
A Banana Grown At Subzero Temps Also Has An Edible Peel : The Salt : NPR
Quotes
“Obey the principles without being bound by them”
            Bruce Lee
“We have to continually be jumping off cliffs and developing our wings on the way down.”
          Kurt Vonnegut
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