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Welcome to a new issue of the Supermanagers TLDR newsletter!
Are you experiencing meeting overload? Meeting overload is when your calendar looks like a Tetris game, with every block representing a meeting you have to attend. It’s when you spend more time discussing work than actually doing it, and your brain feels like it’s been put through a blender. 😰
You’ve got a front-row seat to Fellow 4.1 – a product launch event where you will be one of the first to experience how Fellow can help you regain control over your day and build better meeting habits! Join us on March 14 because we’re kicking meeting overload to the curb.
🎙 What’s new on the Supermanagers podcast
- Voices, Votes, and Vetos: Who Is Making the 100 Million Dollar Decisions? with Jason Warner, Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures
- Go Beyond Fixing It: How the VP of Engineering at Box Approaches High-Stake Change with Tamar Bercovici, VP of Engineering at Box
Scroll down to read our top takeaway ⬇⬇⬇
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- Extrinsic vs. Intrinsic Motivation: What’s the Difference?
🎙Takeaways from the Supermanagers podcast
Episode #135: Jason Warner, Managing Director at Redpoint Ventures
TLDR: Jason Warner is the Managing Director at Redpoint and was previously the CTO at Github. Jason is an active speaker, writer, and advisor on cloud computing, technology and leadership and host of the podcast Developing Leadership.
In episode #135, Jason explains the true role of senior leaders within organizations and who should be making the decisions. It’s easy to get caught up in the day-to-day processes. But what’s most important is having good system processes and decision-making skills. He also shares the signals he’s seen in great engineering teams and how he uses the confidence, competence spectrum.
“I do believe you have to understand who is making which decision, how they’re making which decision, when and where. And they have responsibilities inside that construct. I call it voices, votes, and vetoes. Who has voted to this, who has a voice into this, and who has a veto, understanding how those decisions are going to get made.”
Episode #136: Tamar Bercovici, VP of Engineering at Box
TLDR: Whenever something is unclear, there is always an element of risk. Leaders can de-risk situations by getting extremely clear on the goal and purpose of the project.
In episode #136, Tamar shares her approach to mission-critical projects and how to approach high stake changes. Tamar Bercovici is the VP of Engineering at Box, where she scaled the cloud content management and file-sharing service to handle millions of queries per second searching hundreds of billions of records. Tamar shares her story of rising through the ranks at Box and her experience throughout different levels of leadership.
“Good meetings can be really important for building trust, for building collaboration, for building connectivity with folks that need to work together. And if they’re in different time zones, and we have to accommodate for that, and how we schedule our meetings to make sure that we’re not negatively impacting people’s abilities to have lives outside of work.”
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… and that’s a wrap! We hope that the content we curated inspires you to continue growing as a leader.
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