Sharpening my Sunday morning skills with sequence… For kids
The simple act of listening to someone bitch is often all you need to do. It’s not what you should always do, but there are times when all that your people need to do is take the unorganized mess of feelings and thoughts in their heads, organize them, and express them out loud. This simple act of creation gives these people satisfaction. The thought is now real because it exists outside of their heads. Talking about it makes it real.
Choosing to listen is a move that often confuses new leads because when they detect Friction, when they discern that something is personal and off, they instinctively and correctly think, “Act” and therein lies the art: When do you act?”
Choosing! That’s the skill/craft.
That great communication is vital to an efficient company is almost tautological, but the simplicity of the concept belies the difficulty of execution. There are lots of brilliant engineers and designers out there—why don’t they all coalesce into incredible startups? Because just getting along can be hard.
For a company to grow and scale, you have to convince an increasingly big group to hang around you all day—and pin their careers, perhaps years of their lives, on this venture. And that means being extremely likeable. Being likeable means communicating thoroughly, respectfully, frequently, and effectively, and not being boring.”
“ “the difference between Joggers and Runners is PURPOSE”. ”