~14 min read · Sep 11th · Twenty years ago, a not-especially-eloquent U.S. president had to find words of comfort for a nation in shock – and prepare them for a mission to ‘rid the world of evil’ that would keep U.S. troops in…
20+ min read · Jun 15th · Sharp folks from across the First Round community share the small habits that great managers do, including delivering feedback with care, opening up about failure, and sending praise up the chain.
The signs that you have a great manager are the actions you don't think about until later
Great managers demonstrate self-awareness and empathy by sharing their working style preferences and development areas
The best managers provide context for executive decision-making and rationale that enables me to prioritize with a cross-functional lens
5 min read · May 11th · When attracting talent, a collective mission is more important than job descriptions and compensation packages.
There is a fundamental difference between hiring people to do what you want and hiring people who already want what you want. The value of any particular skill is likely to degrade over time. On the other hand, people who share your mission and values can acquire the skills needed to achieve your shared objectives.
The difference between success and failure will not be in the formulation of job descriptions and compensation packages, but in the ability to articulate a higher purpose.
The value of any particular skill is likely to degrade over time. On the other hand, people who share your mission and values can acquire the skills needed to achieve your shared objectives.