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Use Radical Candor to Reduce "HR Debt"

Use Radical Candor to Reduce "HR Debt"

(this is one of a set of notes from my work coaching founders, CEOs and technical leaders in the tech industry.  Originally published in the “Leadership, Management and Being Human” newsletter) I recently highlighted this rather terrific post by Jessica Rose.  It kind...
Self-Awareness. What It Is. How To Get It.

Self-Awareness. What It Is. How To Get It.

We know it when we see it. We say “she’s highly self-aware”, and we mean it as a compliment. We mean that person is able to take criticism,correct her mistakes and learn as she goes. We can work with that person, tell her what we think and expect a reasonable...
Sometimes “Why?” Is the Wrong Question

Sometimes “Why?” Is the Wrong Question

Don’t Always Ask “Why?” This is a trick, but it works: don’t ask “why?”. I know – we love to ask “why?”. It’s the most fundamental of questions, the one that gets us to the bottom of things, the root. If we don’t know “why”, then we don’t know what we’re doing....