Big Picture

Broader, more philosophical takes on what management is for, why it is the way it is, and how to think about it.

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.

Book Summary: Radical Candor

A summary of Kim Scott's 2017 management book, Radical Candor, focusing on the three novel techniques that she introduces as part of her framework for effective feedback.

The Costs of Firing Too Slowly

What are the consequences of procrastinating on a bad employee? Why is firing slowly so bad for your team? We look at two stories and three lessons.