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Michael Lopp — author of the acclaimed “Rands in Repose” ...

Michael Lopp — author of the acclaimed “Rands in Repose”
blog and the books “Being Geek” and “Managing Humans” — joins Rypple for an interactive chat. Learn how Michael runs 1:1s with his engineering team.

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  • Background (Netscape, Apple, Palantir)\nJob title (Currently CTO)\nMake people awesome\n
  • - Bright people first\n- These bright people built a culture\n- This culture will attract more bright people.\n\n
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Bored People Quit!  How to Engage Your People 1:1 with Michael "Rands" Lopp Bored People Quit! How to Engage Your People 1:1 with Michael "Rands" Lopp Presentation Transcript

  • Michael Lopp:Bored People Quit Powered by:
  • Your Host Our Guest Michael Lopp Nick Stein @rands @stein_nick Special Projects at Palantir TechnologiesDirector of Content & Media Author of “Being Geek” and “Managing Humans” Rypple.com Randsinrepose.com Webinar Hashtag: #randsatrypple
  • hi.
  • “Bored People Quit”
  • @rands
  • A bright people virtuous cycle
  • Bright people... Build a culture...That attracts more bright people.
  • People often lose their way quietly
  • My favorite tool: 1:1
  • •Every week.•No matter what.•30 minutes (at least).
  • The update, the vent, the disaster
  • The update
  • •Three prepared points.•A performance review.•My current disaster.
  • The vent
  • 1. It’s either a vent,2. A rant, or,3. A disaster.
  • The disaster
  • • Shut up.•You don’t know thisperson.• The issue doesn’t matter.
  • Assume they havesomething to teach you
  • Detecting boredom
  • 1. Any change in routine,2. Ask, “Are you bored?”,3. Actually hearing it.
  • Handling boredom (pt. 1)
  • 1. Where at they going?2. Am I getting them there?
  • Handling boredom (pt. 2)
  • 1. Interesting problems.2. Experiments.3. Protect their work.4. Regarding crap work.5. Aggressively remove tactical noise.6. Tell them what the hell is going on.
  • The success is... silence.
  • Further reading:
  • The Software Developer’s Career HandbookBeingGeek Michael Lopp
  • randsinrepose.com @rands
  • thank you.
  • Stay in the Loop: Upcoming Leadership Webinars Jodi Glickmanconsultant and author of “Great on the Job” Coming Soon. Stay tuned for details. rypple.com/epic-leadership-tips
  • Questions?