Month: August 2017

Bringing yourself to work

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Management 101

Wow, this is so much more tiring than programming… Those who manage others: have you ever had one of those days where you feel like work has completely sapped you of all of your emotional energy? Don’t worry, it’s not just you. Being a manager exposes you to a rich spectrum of challenges at work. Of course, you still have the technical matters that come along with working at a technology company, and those are […]

Giving feedback

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Management 101

Easy, right? The concept of giving feedback is simple to grasp: you want to let people know when they are doing a stellar job so that they can receive praise, and conversely, you want to let people know when they are not performing to your standards so that you can begin to help them improve. The truth is that giving feedback well is very difficult to do. It’s easy to see why giving negative feedback […]