- Self care. I like that she makes this foundational. I've found it to be very true.
- Getting to know you 1:1s. A series of 1:1s where you get to know someone's life story, ambitions and then tie it to their current work. Seems like an interesting idea, albeit a scary one (the life story!).
Book: Radical Candor
I'd heard about Radical Candor (Amazon) a lot but was put off by some of the things I saw about gender differences. Two colleagues finally convinced me to read it.It's a more applied lens on the concepts in Leadership and Self-Deception, and similar core to it is seeing other colleagues as human beings. The framework of radical candor / obnoxious aggression / ruinous empathy is helpful – the two axes ("care personally" and "challenge directly") help push towards productive conversations.Some other helpful concepts that came up in the book:Growth. Not everyone is ambitious (all the time), and people are ambitious for different things. This is actually part of a healthy team.