9 Brief Observations After Running a Team of 25
Half-baked observations because fully-baked commentary is boring and unhelpful (see: the curse of knowledge)
🔎 Your Actions are Magnified
People read into things. It’s easy to lose control.
🍌 Adapt Processes for Scale
Most every process I had before doesn’t scale based on my new time constraints. 25 people needing my time is different than 4 people needing my time, e.g.
🧩 Don’t Try to Own The Details
I’m not the one closest to the work in a lot of cases any more. Let the experts on the team be the experts and own the details. I own the outcomes of the team.
📶 Find The Signal, Ignore The Noise
There is a lot more noise. Identifying the actionable information is way more important now (and more difficult).
🎙️Narrowcasting > Broadcasting
Steering the team through a series of strategic 1:1 conversations is way more effective than sweeping announcements. 6/
🗣️ Know Your Influencers
Who does the team look to? (It may not be the most senior people).
💳 Credibility is the Ultimate Currency
If my team doesn’t have confidence in me, I’m toast.
🦧 Don’t Mimic Someone Else’s Leadership Style
Lead in a way that feels natural for me.
⚽️ Team is everything
Without my team I am nothing ❤️.
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