SJ22 – Closing Out 2015

It’s our last show of the year!

A few topics covered in this episode: why good managers are so hard to find, podcasts about podcasts, what we learned about StartupJab this year, and, of course, Fallout 4.

Originally aired on December 28 at 3pm ET/12pm PT.

Links and Highlights:

Guy Beats Fallout 4 Without Killing Anyone, Nearly Breaks The Game

Why good managers are so rare

  • They motivate every single employee to take action and engage them with a compelling mission and vision.
  • They have the assertiveness to drive outcomes and the ability to overcome adversity and resistance.
  • They create a culture of clear accountability.
  • They build relationships that create trust, open dialogue, and full transparency.
  • They make decisions that are based on productivity, not politics.

Q from the audience: If management is a discipline unto itself, how do you feel about teachers/coaches/managers/advisors who “haven’t done it before” themselves?

  • “It’s so weird we promote managers out of functional disciplines to be a manager of that discipline – you don’t need your manager to be a great developer, you need them to be a great manager.”

Making Your Agency a Priority Client

Q from our hosts: Why are there so many people making blogs about blogging and podcasts about podcasts?

  • “It’s a buyer’s market – far more people doing it than who will be successful.”

Q from the audience: What do you think about hiring an agency for your agency?

  • “You don’t want to outsource your own core competency. You might pay someone to advise you on it.”


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