At Weekdone, we believe in always improving ourselves and our customers so that all of us can become better at what we do. Here is the list of the best in-depth leadership themed articles we’ve found this week. We hope you enjoy them as much as we did.
You’re an OKR Champion. Now What?
So your company has started to use Objectives and Key Results (OKRs). And you were made the OKR Champion. You are going to be responsible for everyone understanding and accepting the new system. No pressure. Luckily, I have been an OKR Champion at a few companies. And I can safely say that it is nothing you should be scared of. Still, you need to be prepared.
How to effectively lead an inexperienced team of junior developers
Software engineer Joseph Gefroh talks about the struggle of leading an inexperienced team. He says that while you have a lot les ressources when your team lacks experience, the team can still succeed under right leadership. You need to assess your team’s strongest skills and take it from there.
Should concerns about mental health put you off starting your own business?
Social entrepreneur Jacquelyn Guderley talks about the stress of being an entrepreneur and is it worth putting yourself in this situation. For the ever-growing part of the population with mental health issues. Her conclusion is that one shouldn’t be afraid of entrepreneurship. As “through self-awareness and a willingness to act in our best interests, we can raise our defences against the inevitable stresses and strains on our mental health that being a founder or a co-founder (or even in a stressful job) can pose. “
Why Analog Matters in a Digital World
Jovica Gardijan talks about the digital revolution and the importance of real things. As he says: “The vinyl record never died, neither did the book or the film camera or the board game. It’s simple. Real things matter, and people are willing to forgo convenience to feel a connection to the things they love.“
This is the elephant in the room as Ming sais in this article. When you are building a product there is always uncertainty and unproven theories. „we are missing is a mindset that puts ambiguity front and center. One that makes sharing uncertainties and fear a strength, not a weakness. Many of our current approaches to goals setting, measurements and instrumenting stem from practices that worked for proven products with consolidated markets, not building new products in unproven markets.”
I hope you like these articles as much as we do. And if you stumble upon a great article that we should feature here, let us know.