My User Manual
I like working in an honest, safe space where anyone can share what they think.
I like to make an impact, take significant, creative risks, own and solve unique problem areas.
I work async: sometimes I’m responsive; other times I’m not.
Need personal space, natural light, and fresh air.
I make my work time work around my life.
I like to keep all my meeting times in a set window to focus more throughout the day.
Sometimes I overwork, get unfocused, and burn myself out.
I want to hear it all, face-to-face. Just be straight with me. I don’t know everything.
I like feedback that is radically honest, specific, timely (instant), and constructive. Examples can be super helpful.
Feedback is about coming from a place where we value each other, our relationship and want to help each other.
What I Need
To learn constantly, growing and developing my own set of skills.
I need time to reflect.
Authenticity - I find it really hard to be around bullsh*t, inconsistency, or incongruence.
Candor, focus, empathy and values.
How I Learn
I learn through doing.
Learning from others on what’s worked, exchanging ideas, and adopting and applying it with my unique spin.
I learn best when I operate just slightly outside my comfort zone.
I am good at reading & writing but not good at listening & speaking.
Things I Struggle With
Taking on too many things in parallel to feel busy or doing more.
Frustration when seeing problems in my area, but I feel like I cannot control or am not supported to make a change.
If I don’t understand the wider purpose behind why we are doing something, I find it hard to engage with.
Unnecessary process. I like minimum-viable-process: what is enough for the team's size, the type of project, the types of people, and the types of outputs looking to be created.
Connecting up the dots of what we are doing.
Communication, organization, and optimization.
A generative, risk-taking culture that has a flag in the ground about what it stands for.
Actions speak way more than words in my book.
Freedom to work on what, when and where I want.