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Nasdaq CTO Summit: Inspiring Team Leads to Give Away Legos

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Nasdaq CTO Summit: Inspiring Team Leads to Give Away Legos

  1. 1. Inspiring Leads to give away their legos Daniel Doubrovkine dblockdotorg | 2016 PAULINE AUBEY
 Lego Portrait, 2016
 Lego bricks 15 × 15 in 38.1 × 38.1 cm Zhou B Haus der Kunst, Chicago https://www.artsy.net/artwork/pauline-aubey-lego-portrait
  2. 2. Lead?
  3. 3. dblockdotorg Make art as popular as music Bring all of the world’s art online GERARD RICHTER,Abstraktes Bild, 1997, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia https://artsy.net/artist/gerhard-richter Vision Mission — What we do …
  4. 4. Art x Science Quality Worthy of Art People Are Paramount Positive Energy Openness — How we do it … dblockdotorg Values
  5. 5. — Leads image courtesy Alex John Beck dblockdotorg Take responsibility for values and shipping software + Help individual contributors do their best work
  6. 6. How + What 80% 20%
  7. 7. — Your Typical Lead 1:1 • Digest team problems • Discuss complex people relationships • Check-in with their mental health • Identify what they do poorly • Highlight what they do well • Find opportunities to improve • Prevent them from making mistakes twice • Talk about something personal • Empathize …
  8. 8. Inspiring?!
  9. 9. Growth???!
  10. 10. http://firstround.com/review/give-away-your-legos-and-other-commandments-for-scaling-startups “If you personally want to grow as fast as your company, you have to give away your job every couple months.” - Molly Graham
  11. 11. Best Growth Advice Ever!
  12. 12. Inspire Leads to Give Away their Legos GODTFRED KIRK CHRISTIANSEN Toy bricks "Lego", 1958 Museum für Angewandte Kunst Köln (2015)
  13. 13. Freeing Time Achieve their Mission Get Closer to their Vision Have an Impact on the Entire Company
  14. 14. Don’t Tell, Ask
  15. 15. What are you great at?
  16. 16. What would you do with more free time?
  17. 17. How would that impact the company?
  18. 18. This is how big this can be for you.
  19. 19. — Your Next Lead 1:1 • Find out what they are great at • Paint a bright future for them • Show the massive impact • Identify what eats time away zoom out zoom in http://code.dblock.org/2015/11/25/zooming-out-to-give-away-your-legos.html
  20. 20. AMA, thank you. dblock@dblock.org @dblockdotorg

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