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all work and no play…

attended another great designers + geeks event at Spotify headquarters. Daniel Soltis, a user experience director at Moving Brands, spoke about the importance of scheduling time and resources for designers and developers at the agency to work on fun, off-the-wall, side projects.

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why did the chicken…

love this riddle I spotted on a white-board at work. A great reminder to be relentlessly consumer-focused. Anonymous work-wit, I salute you!

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effective 1-to-1’s

According to the fourth session of Core Skills People Leader Training, effective managers hold regular one-to-one meetings with their reports. LifeLabs NewYork even provided a sample script/template! WINS: “what went well this week?” UPDATES: “last week i…, next week will be

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how to get sh*t done

The third Core Skills People Leader Training session was about Prioritization and Time-Management. The one thing that the most successful managers do is time-block: make appointments with themselves to accomplish the most important goals uninterrupted.

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feedback

The second Core Skills People Leader Training session was about Giving Feedback: 1. Get a micro-yes (“Do you a few minutes to talk about…?”) 2. Focus on facts, not interpretation. 3. Outline the impact. 4. Ask questions to joint problem solve.

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put me in, coach

attended a Core Skills People Leader Training Program from LifeLabs NewYork. The first session was about Coaching: Ask more questions, playback (repeat the answer), split-track (separate out information), repeat…

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ted talks

Saw another great designers + geeks event at Spotify headquarters. Aaron Weyenberg, User Experience Lead at TED, spoke about defining product culture. Weyenberg said that for any team to stay on mission, it must: 1. Cultivate it’s culture, 2. find the right

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