Bored People Quit! How to Engage Your People 1:1 with Michael "Rands" Lopp

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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

    1. 1. Michael Lopp:Bored People Quit Powered by:
    2. 2. 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
    3. 3. hi.
    4. 4. “Bored People Quit”
    5. 5. @rands
    6. 6. A bright people virtuous cycle
    7. 7. Bright people... Build a culture...That attracts more bright people.
    8. 8. People often lose their way quietly
    9. 9. My favorite tool: 1:1
    10. 10. •Every week.•No matter what.•30 minutes (at least).
    11. 11. The update, the vent, the disaster
    12. 12. The update
    13. 13. •Three prepared points.•A performance review.•My current disaster.
    14. 14. The vent
    15. 15. 1. It’s either a vent,2. A rant, or,3. A disaster.
    16. 16. The disaster
    17. 17. • Shut up.•You don’t know thisperson.• The issue doesn’t matter.
    18. 18. Assume they havesomething to teach you
    19. 19. Detecting boredom
    20. 20. 1. Any change in routine,2. Ask, “Are you bored?”,3. Actually hearing it.
    21. 21. Handling boredom (pt. 1)
    22. 22. 1. Where at they going?2. Am I getting them there?
    23. 23. Handling boredom (pt. 2)
    24. 24. 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.
    25. 25. The success is... silence.
    26. 26. Further reading:
    27. 27. The Software Developer’s Career HandbookBeingGeek Michael Lopp
    28. 28. randsinrepose.com @rands
    29. 29. thank you.
    30. 30. 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
    31. 31. Questions?

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