Bookmarks tagged with "communication"

  • The Most Important Skill in Startup Engineering Leadership

    March 10, 2024 4-minute read I have been very fortunate to have both worked alongside some incredible engineering leaders, as well as lead engineering teams myself. These experiences have primarily been in the context of startups that are growing rapidly in terms of both customers and employees. The longer I have worked in these environments, the more convinced I have become that there is a singular skill that ultimately decides the success of a leader, and thus their team: As an However, when...

  • Collaborate with kindness: Consider these etiquette tips in Slack

    • 5 min read Slack works best as a collaborative workspace when everyone in a company uses it to have transparent, informative But let’s be honest, many teams rely far too often on direct messages—mostly for quick questions and answers. This creates two issues: Thankfully, there are a few basic steps every team can take to reduce notifications while keeping communication open. Here’s a quick win: You can start a DM with “hey” or with a 👋, but make it the first line of your entire message. Ge...