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The Hard Thing About Disagree and Commit

Jeff Bezos popularised the concept of 'disagree and commit'. But what do you do when your boss decides to do something that your entire team disagrees with, and you have to do it anyway?


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Copy Your Boss's Information Sources

Say you're new to a team, and you need to build up your toolbox of leading indicators as manager. One trick you have available to you is to watch your boss — because the likelihood is high that they're better at it than you are.

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#26 The Hard Thing About Disagree and Commit

What should you do when your entire team disagrees with your boss, but you have to commit to the decision anyway?

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#25 Finding Motivation as an Old Manager

How do you manage your down days now that other people depend on you?

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#24 Finding Motivation as a New Manager

How do you find motivation in management, when you no longer get to code?

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#23 Understanding Your Boss's True Motivations

Understanding your boss's true motivation is a first step to managing up.

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Getting Process Change to Stick

You see some changes coming up in your org, and you want to initiate a process change before the pain hits. But your process change doesn't take. What do you do?


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The Manager's Job Revisited

I've written many times on this site that understanding the manager's job is to 'increase the output of the team' has fundamentally changed the way I practiced management. This is a small update to that view.