We implemented this for 3 reasons:
I’m a pretty positive guy, and throughout this pandemic and the roller coaster of emotions have been there but I’ve always been pretty positive throughout — never fully realizing that it was the…
“Business is my hobby” by Gary Vaynerchuk resonated with me 4 years ago when I first saw it.
When I tell people how much joy I find in my work and so often the response is “well yeah now that you have a big successful company and people to help you run it, and you are financially independent, I bet it’s enjoyable.”
That is fair. So I dug deep and looked within and questioned myself — Am I only saying I love work and I love my job because I’m now at this point?
Here’s the secret — For every…
How do you know if you have praise bias / blind spots??
Many years ago, I read the book 1001 ways to reward employees and one example that stood out to me was this one.
This is part of how you can make recognizing your team’s work a habit. You all know my love of data though, so I love having “structured” praise which lets me see my habits over time. Submitting praise in our feedback tool (Small Improvements) allowed me to see how I was doing at the virtual “5 coins” example. …
I had been trying to recruit Lisa for 5 years and the timing never worked out.
She’d bring her team to the “search church” for our community events to network and learn year in and year out.
When she couldn’t get budget to educate her people, she found our events and would bring them there! I liked that kind of leadership. But in all my attempts I wasn’t able to have her join us.
One day I got a call … that she might be interested in interviewing at Seer. I was stoked. I had an open role, she would…
Managers, firing sucks. It does, we do it hoping it is the best end state for the company and the individual. A good manager wants to see someone win, but a good manager also knows when someone isn’t going to win at this time, in this company, that it is time to part ways.
8 years ago I wrote a post about loving the employees who leave, it all still holds true.
I had to share this email I got from someone I had to let go, 9 years ago.
I’m sharing this for every manager who will never get…
Yesterday I has a team show and tell on some new power bi data I was visualizing and I saw someone had a TON of hiking gear in their background and when I said “woah you are a hiker” their response was “yeah I probably need a better background.” To which I was like NO WAY!!! Bring your whole self, I HATE those fake backgrounds…cause I don’t get to learn anything about you, I don’t get even a glimpse into your life, which when hiring 40–50 people during a pandemic — I’m trying to get any clues I can to…
Part 1 if you are interested.
What sparked this post is the pure amount of calls I am getting for people interested in acquiring Seer. While I want to understand the value of my asset in the marketplace, I’m not in a rush to sell. I’ve been through this process once before.
It was the kick in the ass I needed to realize how big Seer has gotten and how it’s time to start implementing my new playbook.
Who wrote the business playbook anyway?
What am I going to do when I love my job, own the business 100%, yet I don’t want to take advantage of any of the upside of owning this business anymore?
My house is enough, my cars are enough, my kids private school is enough, my vacation fund is enough. I’ve seen enough of the world. My rainy day fund is enough, my take my parents on vacation fund is enough, my buy a small house for my in laws to move near their grandkids fund is enough. There is no more “Life changing money” for me. …
Something you don’t see out your window when you work from home (for most people). Someone nodding off from taking heroin. Sitting here in my office I just saw that. This is part of why I like being in offices, in a city, its a reminder in the middle of “catching up on pocket reads” of what is out there in the world and a moment to reflect on what am I doing to help?
I’ve done a lot of running at 5:30–6:00 am and man what I see out there only 1 mile from my house / office, it’s…
Ok, first is my mom, but now that I know that she’s pretty proud of me.
Seriously though, I live in fear of becoming lazy.
I can wake up at 5:30am, go for a 5 mile run, come home — shower, change, be the first person in the office and still feel lazy, if I didn’t make my bed.
This is what it sounds like in my head:
Hey you lazy shit, you see your bed? It’s not made.
You know you want to be the guy who makes his bed every day.
You know you love going to hotels…