- How and why a CEO fired 10% of his employees
- Why parents know how to lead
- Why executives need to sleep too
Buffer: A Case Study in Transparent Leadership
What a great read!
Joel Gascoigne (CEO at Buffer) made 10 layoffs because its management steered the company into an unhealthy position.
- Over-aggressive growth choices
- Lack of accountability
- Trust in Buffer’s financial model
- Explicit risk appetite
- Over-enthusiastic hiring
- Team restructuring
Read his detailed analysis, which reflects the key mistakes and explains Buffer’s corrective actions.
A good reminder that managers have a responsibility not only towards their company but their employees.
This Week’s Finest – Management and Future of Work
Hidden Managerial Skills of Parents (URL) – Lots of parents develop a skill to lead their family by purpose and doctrine.
A transferable skill, which is worthwhile in professional life.
Future of the ‘Fuller Stack Developer’ (URL) – The Internet of Things (IoT) industry will bring about new professional areas and will require new skill sets at the intersection of software and hardware.
TechCrunch compiled an interesting outlook about careers in IoT.
Worth Reading: Leadership Issue
Leaders Need Sleep (URL) – Studies find that sleep-deprived executives are less charismatic and are more difficult to be inspired (less perceptive).
Lesson learnt: Get enough sleep.
The Management Myth (URL) – There is a big divide between management academia and practice.
Educators rarely have practical experience in the field. Think about it for a second.
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