January 2006 Archives

Tagyu apologies
Tagyu’s running a bit slow right now. All will be well soon.
January 25, 2006 - 88 words,

ITunes, Laptops, and networks
I want to sync some music to my laptop as if it were an iPod.
January 20, 2006 - 204 words, 15 comments

When marketers attack
Marketspeak has come to blogs.
January 18, 2006 - 35 words, 1 comment

To those who've asked...
I don’t have an inside track to Ookles, so please stop asking.
January 11, 2006 - 165 words,

Ookles launch date and new hire
Some Ookles rumors.
January 11, 2006 - 61 words,

Hotel simplicity
Some simple things hotels do to make your stay nicer.
January 9, 2006 - 141 words, 1 comment

In NYC
I’m in New York. Anyone want to meet up?
January 9, 2006 - 38 words

Tailrank needs a designer
Designer wanted for Tailrank.
January 5, 2006 - 40 words, 2 comments

Growl
I left something very important off my OSX apps list
January 5, 2006 - 57 words, 2 comments

Rose Bowl
My son is a big Longhorns fan, so you can imagine the screaming and happiness at my house right now.
January 4, 2006 - 31 words,

Tailrank advisor
I’m now on the advisory board for Tailrank
January 4, 2006 - 38 words,

Pinewood Derby tip blog
My new blog on building winning pinewood derby cars.
January 3, 2006 - 104 words, 2 comments

Recently

Feature voting is harmful to your product (Feb 7)
There's a lot of problems with using feature voting to drive your product.
Encouraging 1:1s from other managers in your organization (Jan 4)
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.
One on One Meetings - a collection of posts about 1:1s (Jan 2)
A collection of all my writing on 1:1s
Are 1:1s confidential? (Jan 2)
Is the discussion that occurs in a 1:1 confidential, even if no agreed in the meeting to keep it so?
Skip-level 1:1s are your hidden superpower (Jan 1)
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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