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Tech Leadership Weekly

Issue 86, October 18, 2017

Virtual Lab School
Communication: An Introduction

Much of our conflict with others comes down to each of our styles of communication. There are four main styles: thinker, feeler, sensor, and intuitor. We all embody each style to a varying degree, favoring one. We gravitate towards others in our style, as we share a preferred style of communication. Understanding a person's communication style allows you to more effectively communicate with them.

Reading Time: 8 minutes

Julie Zhuo
Managing more experienced people

Managing doesn't mean you're the best, it means you keep the team focused on the problems that matter most. When managing more experienced people, leverage your strengths to find ways to help them improve. Give feedback, coach, and look for opportunities for them to leverage their skills and shine. Ask questions to learn how they approach problems. As a manager, you are the sum of the people around you. Make them as effective as possible.

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Steven Sinofsky
Lessons from Yoga for Makers and Managers

In yoga, and life, how you do anything is how you do everything. Even with the best efforts, mistakes, and learning, will happen. Mess ups happen, it's about how you handle them in the moment. Even under the most stressful conditions, focus on staying calm and breathing. When you change the way you look at things, things you look at change. The most effective way to work through challenges is to embrace them.

Reading Time: 7 minutes

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