Daily Reading from February 12, 2011

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  • Broken Links — I’ve been getting madder and madder about the increasing use of dorky web links; for example, twitter.com/timbray has become twitter.com/#!/timbray. Others have too; see Breaking the Web with hash-bangs and Going Postel. It dawns on me that a word ...
  • 30 Ways to be Intimate With Your Wife — Post written by Sean Platt of Writer Dad. Intimacy can be defined in many ways. But if you’re a dude, your brain probably went exactly where mine would have; the nape of a neck, the curve of a breast, ...
  • Secrets Of Freemium Pricing: Make The Cheapskates Pay
  • The Three Functions of a Management Team — "The Three Functions of a Management Team After my quarterly Return Path exec team offsite last week, my team and I were rehashing the day’s conversation over dinner.  Was it a good day or a bad day?  An upper or ..."
  • Yep, TechStars just open sourced the Seed Accelerator model
  • A month is fifteen weekends — "Lean Startup Machine is the brainchild of Trevor Owens, Josh Horn, and Ben Fisher, a hackathon-style competition where teams come together on a Friday evening and build a brand new startup – by Sunday. It’s an impossibly short amount of ..."

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If you’re managing other managers, encourage them to hold their own 1:1s. It’s such an important tool for managing and leading that everyone needs to be holding them.
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Holding 1:1s with peers and with people far below you on the reporting chain will open your eyes up to what’s really going on in your business.
Do you need a 1:1 if you’re regularly communicating with your team? (Dec 28)
You’re simply not having deep meaningful conversation about the process of work in hallway conversations or in your chat apps.
What agenda items should a manager bring to a 1:1? (Dec 23)
At least 80% of a 1:1 agenda should be driven by your report, but if you also to use this time to work on things with them, then you’ll have better meetings.
Handling “I don’t have anything to talk about” in your 1:1s (Dec 21)
When someone says they have nothing to discuss, they’re almost always thinking too narrowly.
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Who sets the agenda? What should you discuss, and what should you avoid discussing?

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