At Status Hero, we're big fans of setting goals. They help us focus on what’s important and make it easy to figure out where to invest our time. Paul Adams of Intercom is a big fan of goals too. In this article, he explains the many benefits of setting goals and offers great examples of good goals vs. bad ones.
Let's face it - managing people is hard. Marcus Blankenship recounts some of the challenges he faced when transitioning to management and how things became a lot easier when he discovered the Leader-Member Exchange Theory. The key is to focus on creating trusted and deep relationships with your team. Great relationships lead to loyalty and trust, which makes for happier and more productive teams.
Being a distributed team at Status Hero, we're obviously big proponents of remote working. But what happens when most of your team is co-located and a remote worker is struggling? Dawn Kuczwara reminds us to start by looking inward. Could our actions (or lack thereof) be part of the problem? Whether the issue is on your side or theirs, learn some straightforward approaches to make things right.
Sujan Patel sits down with Rob Walling of Drip and Microconf to discuss staying productive while working with a remote team. From his favorite tools, to virtual assistants, to focused work time and looping the same song for 90 minutes, discover Rob's tips for staying productive.
In order to keep employees happy and engaged, it's critical to discuss their long-term career aspirations and provide opportunities for growth. First Round Review and Russ Laraway outline the three questions that can uncover your employees' dreams and how to use them to create meaningful career action plans.
Brent Baisley of SiteCompli details his recent experience finding a job in NYC's "Silicon Alley". Over the course of 78 days and 43 interviews with 18 different companies, Brent reviews the challenges with his initial interviews and the tactics he used to overcome them and secure 2 offers.
Information inequality, social disconnect, and delayed adjustments are just a few of the challenges facing managers of partially remote teams. Lighthouse examines these and other major pitfalls, providing practical advice for how to overcome them.