The Only Silver Bullet

  1. Hire well.
  2. Set a clear vision and actionable goals (OKRs).
  3. Provide feedback in the form of appreciation, coaching and evaluation.
  4. Fire quickly and classily when #1 and #3 don’t work.

Hire Well

  • Writing a good job description.
  • Phone screens.
  • Interviewing.
  • Doing reference checks.
  • Writing a good job description.
  • Phone screens.
  • Interviewing.
  • Doing reference checks.

Continuous Feedback

  • Appreciation. Let people know you are glad they are with you on this journey to success. Should happen daily.
  • Coaching: help your people get better at doing the jobs they need to do. Should happen weekly in a one-on-one meeting, and ad hoc, as needed.
  • Evaluation: where does each person stand in their role? Are they junior, close to leveling up, starting to grow worse? I prefer quarterly for this, rather than annually, because who can remember that far back?

Fire Fast

Simple But Hard

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Christina Wodtke

Christina Wodtke

Designing business, and the business of design. www.eleganthack.com