All posts tagged: teams

Companies are not families

Leadership / Opinion

Good New York Times interview with the new Peloton CEO Barry McCarthy. Near the end he dropped a nice nugget: And I say you’ll never hear me say we’re a family. We’re a sports team, and we’re trying to win the Super Bowl. And so we’re going to put the best players on the field we can. And if you go down the field, and we throw you the ball, and you drop it a […]

How Medium’s engineering team works

Leadership

Medium has a regular Way We Work session where their engineering team shares tips in lightning talks of ~5-10 minutes. The topics covered in the Teams Session are: the value of diversity and listening, finding your path, management roles at Medium, and running effective meetings in a holacracy environment. I got most out of the first presentation (diversity and listening). Two points stood out in particular: (1) the listening framework: Receive, appreciate, summarize and ask and (2) “conversations are not […]