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StrechConf 2013 - People don't quit their job, they quit their boss

StrechConf 2013 - People don't quit their job, they quit their boss

Ever wondered if there is a way to systematically get better as a manager? What if you could apply concepts such as "code reviews" to your managerial decisions? Or--what can you do to create happier work environment and better relationship with your teammates?

Managing people is hard, I know because I’m a practitioner, not a theorist. Learn from detailed insights, based on building, growing and mentoring teams and managers over the last 6 years.

In this talk, you will learn 5 pragmatic and actionable ways to boost your management and leadership skills.

Oren Ellenbogen

November 30, 2013
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  1. Photo credit: Tjflex2
    5 Leadership hacks to
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  2. • Engineer at Commerce Sciences
    • ex. Director of Engineering at Sears Israel
    • Curator of SoftwareLeadWeekly.com  sign up!
    • Author of TeamLeadToolbox.com  sign up!
    I’d love to meet you on Lnbogen.com and @orenellenbogen
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    Oren Ellenbogen

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  3. Photo credit: ekampf

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  4. “People don't quit their
    job, they quit their boss”

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  5. Reminder
    (subtle)

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  6. Then Now
    How do you make them better?

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  7. Scaling humans is hard.

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  8. Create a system where you can proactively learn from others
    hack #

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  9. What makes you different?
    hack #

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  10. http://blog.flickr.net/en/2013/04/19/dad-illustrates-kids-sandwich-bags-with-imaginative-drawings/

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  11. One little poster…
    Cost: $20 + 15 minutes
    Value: 

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  12. The last person to
    join is responsible to
    create a personal
    welcome kit to the
    next employee.
    Read more: How To Use Your Unfair Advantage To Create an Unforgettable First Day For New Hires

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  13. Show that you care about their success
    hack #

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  14. We are all great at something.

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  15. Reduce philosophical debates and unicorn-style solutions
    hack #

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  16. said:
    Embrace simplicity in your product and in
    your code. The value is in what gets used,
    not what gets built. -- @kgale

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  17. said:
    Spectral signature of a doomed startup:
    “We're rewriting everything, and we'll go back
    to focusing on growth afterward.” -- @paulg

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  18. How would we know if it’s working or not?
    Will it be easy to…
    1. Add new features?
    2. Change existing feature?
    3. Get a new teammate to become productive?

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  19. HR shouldn’t be responsible for your team’s happiness
    hack #

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  20. • Welcoming new employee
    • Birthdays and holidays
    • Life changing events
    • Fun days for the team

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  21. social
    hack #
    So what? you’ll like it!

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  22. http://bit.do/leadershiphacks

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  23. Follow companies & individuals
    who drive you crazy with
    passion and admiration.

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