Tell me about someone you are proud of. This is going to let you know which behaviors and skills they value. You can also learn their attitude towards developing people and celebrating success along the way.
Describe a recent success or win. They should be able to come up with something pretty quickly. If they can’t, that might indicate that they aren’t great about celebrating progress or recognizing people along the way to milestones. They don’t have to describe a huge win. However, they should be able to think of a recent event that demonstrates progress.
How did you start your last team meeting? Did they jump right into the agenda? Did they have an activity or conversation to learn more about each other? You can learn a lot about interactions by how they begin meetings and conversations.
5 min read · Jun 25th · Healthy disagreement is essential for growth.
Nice cultures tend to nurture the false dichotomy that you can either be nice or you can hold people accountable, but not both.
Martin Luther King Jr. said in his famous Letter from Birmingham Jail “…there is a type of constructive, nonviolent tension which is necessary for growth.” Don’t cover that up in your efforts to be nice. Channel and manage the tension. That’s real kindness.
7 min read · Aug 28th · Data viz has reached the masses. Don’t mistake that for proficiency.
here are a few pointers, courtesy of Shander and Wexler, for how to go about instilling a data viz-friendly culture throughout your company. Expose people to “gateway” visualizations. Strike a balance of complexity. Explain (a bit) about cognitive processing. Stress the importance of intentional choices. Teach caution with colors — and in general. Consider a data-visualization style guide
STRIKE A BALANCE OF COMPLEXITY Any data-viz literacy effort would need to include an overview of visualization types. There are a number of quality catalogs available to leverage (like the Data Visualisation Catalogue and Tableau’s Data Visualization Glossary.) Still, how deep exactly to delve can be a tricky consideration