How to Keep Your Job as Your Company Grows
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This week features posts on: Delegation, High Output Management, Co-Leadership, Technical Interviewing, and Culture.
“How you handle change will affect the trajectory of your career and possibly your net worth.” Steve Blank, Author of The Four Steps to Epiphany, discusses the stages of startup growth and explains how leaders can make these transitions less painful for early employees.
Rich Mironov, CEO/Product Management Executive at Mironov Consulting, shares his observations on infrastructure development teams that don’t have product managers. He says, “Product managers and development teams solve different problems. We should not force developers to be product managers, or vice versa.”
“Interviewers who are aware of their own weaknesses (and aware of how noisy interviews can be) are less influenced by areas other than the ones they are supposed to be evaluating, and give more consistent scores.” Here’s Ammon Bartram, Co-Founder of Triplebyte, on why they emphasize humility in interviews and how they train for it.
As a mentor, the key is remembering “who to be” and letting the actions come naturally, as opposed to focusing on “how to act.” Here’s what that looks like in practice.
Ben Thompson is a co-founder at GitPrime where he leads design and customer experience. He is a Y Combinator alumni, with a background in product design, branding, and UX design. Follow @thebent on Twitter.
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