Category Archives: Work

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Some Notes on How to Listen to People

Last year I was asked to put down some thoughts about how to have an active listening practice as a manager or leader. It was a little frustrating because a few people interacted with it […]

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Supporting an Open Door Culture by Listening

The thing I’m most proud of as a manager came not from “taking charge” and leading, but from deciding the best use of my authority was to assert my right to be guided by others who hadn’t been given that authority. 

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Thinking About Priorities

Prioritization is job one for a manager. This is a tool to build an ongoing practice of thinking about what’s important and how what you’re actually doing lines up with that.