Perverse incentives and DORA metrics
“Move fast and break things” isn’t what anyone wants. Plan for complex systems to break. Reframe the rallying cry to “move fast with reliability” and stop wasting time measuring failure.
The value of values
Values represent what you consider important and desirable in life. If you want to find meaning and purpose, then know your values and be true to them.
Mining for dissent
It feels good to be in a room of yes-people, but it’s a trap. Be brave and seek out if and why people disagree with you. It'll make you a more effective leader.
Context not control
Effective leaders facilitate great outcomes by setting appropriate context as opposed to trying to control their teams.