How to Manage Your Team's Performance

Leadership and Culture: Part 6

One of the biggest challenges managers face is dealing with performance issues when they arise. As a manager, your job is to help each one of your employees do their best work, but if someone is struggling, you might have to take more direct action.... |

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Delegation Tips for New Managers

Leadership and Culture: Part 5

If you’ve recently moved into a management role, it will be crucial for you to develop the skill of delegation. Delegation is not merely a tactic to minimize your personal workload; it is one of the most effective ways to develop your people and give... |

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How to Lead an Effective 1-on-1

Leadership and Culture: Part 4

You’ve probably been on the receiving end of 1-on-1s for a while. If you recently transitioned into a management role, you’ll likely be tempted to run your 1-on-1 meetings the same way your boss ran them, which may or may not be an effective way to... |

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How to Manage Former Peers

Leadership and Culture: Part 3

If you recently made the transition from team member to manager, you understand that managing former peers can be challenging. You want to maintain personal relationships but aren’t sure whether doing so will give the perception of favoritism. Some... |

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Creating a Culture of Candor

Leadership and Culture: Part 2

In the past two weeks, two people at Gravity have thanked me for giving them unsolicited feedback.   I was struck by this because, even though I’ve worked at several companies before Gravity, I’d never witnessed a culture in which feedback was not... |

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