Do you spend time thinking about your startup’s culture, your managerial priorities and how to deal with people?
Kim Malone Scott is the author of Radical Candor and led products like AdSense, YouTube and Double click online sales and ops at Google. She recounted her management lessons from her work at Google, Apple, Dropbox Twitter and 3 failed startups in her post in the First Round Capital blog.
They key to great leadership is “giving a damn” about people.
You cannot replace genuine interest in those who are going to help you build an enduring company. There are stories on Cruel Empathy – the one about the Russian man and his dog…” when the vet told him he needed to cut the dog’s tail off he couldn’t do it all at once, so he did it an inch at a time. Don’t be that kind of manager.”
Giving feedback and actioning decisions – even firing employees , is important and needs to done as soon as it is apparent. The best way to give feedback is to fix dedicated one on one time. Every quarter. There is great advice for you to mull over as your team grows and you start having difficult conversations. Kim Scott is a great place to start as you grow as a manager and a leader.
Where I learnt this #329
My Management Lessons from Three Failed Startups, Google, Apple, Dropbox, and Twitter