When kicking off the project, the natural instinct of engineers is double down on what they know and purse that brilliant idea on how to deal with X. This is a mistake.
Some problems are handled by talking your way out of them, and some are solved by interacting with the physical world.
My entry in the “Shape Rotator vs Wordcel” debate.
All you need to unlock 50x output for yourself or others is to make decisions much, much faster
I hired a Virtual Assistant to train my delegation muscle. It was a huge success.
Feedback UP the chain of command is as valuable as the pointers we get from our superiors.
Without information “from the ground”, leaders act with incomplete information and risk destrying the company.
And yet, this feedback is really hard to get.
In a frantic search for performance metrics, we often grab the number that is easiest to gauge, ignoring that not everything that’s measurable matters.
It’s often better to include qualitative feedback, than latch on to ‘next best thing’.