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

  9. Reminder (subtle)

  10. Then Now How do you make them better?

  11. Scaling humans is hard.

  12. Create a system where you can proactively learn from others

    hack #
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  15. What makes you different? hack #

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

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

  18. 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
  19. Show that you care about their success hack #

  20. We are all great at something.

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

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  24. said: Embrace simplicity in your product and in your code.

    The value is in what gets used, not what gets built. -- @kgale
  25. said: Spectral signature of a doomed startup: “We're rewriting everything,

    and we'll go back to focusing on growth afterward.” -- @paulg
  26. 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?
  27. HR shouldn’t be responsible for your team’s happiness hack #

  28. • Welcoming new employee • Birthdays and holidays • Life

    changing events • Fun days for the team
  29. social hack # So what? you’ll like it!

  30. http://bit.do/leadershiphacks

  31. Follow companies & individuals who drive you crazy with passion

    and admiration.