Hiring new people is a risky activity for me as a manager. It takes time for screening and interviews, and once someone new starts, it will take the time of my team to train them before they are productive. There is risk in selecting the wrong person for a job, be it that they don’t […]Read more "Interviewing from the other side of the table, part 1: selecting applicants for interviews"
One-on-one (1:1) meetings—do you set them up each month, or does your manager? Do you look forward to having a good development conversation with your manager or mentor, or are you trying to find something to say for the next 30 minutes? Think of your regular one-on-one meeting with your manager or your mentor as a […]Read more "Using Scrum as a framework to have better one-on-one meetings with your manager or mentor"
Does your manager request feedback for you on a regular basis, or as an input into your annual performance review? Do you request feedback for yourself from your team? Once you have feedback, hopefully you received a mix of positive and critical, but constructive, comments that will help you learn and grow. Feedback is a […]Read more "So you have a feedback survey, now what?"