Month: August 2020

Skip-level meetings

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Managing managers

This article is part of a series on managing managers. When I was writing my book, I referred to “skip-level meetings” in the text. My copyeditor left me a comment: “What are these? You’ve not mentioned them elsewhere.” It seems that I’ve also previously mentioned skip-level meetings twice on this website without offering any explanation. I’m sorry about that. It seems that I’ve always assumed that people know what they are. So let’s change that. […]

Managing through interfaces

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Managing managers

This article is part of a series on managing managers. Making the switch to managing managers, and hence managing many teams, can be taxing on the brain. If you’ve not done it before, then you may look at others in more senior roles, potentially running organizations of hundreds of people, and wonder to yourself how they ever find any clock time or mental time for getting anything done. If you’re used to running one team, […]