Pushing out a meeting once is okay, acceptable, go for it, do it. Pushing it out twice, that should raise eyebrows and prompt questions. Why? What do you need? How can we help? Pushing it out a third time? Before you click send, look at that meeting, will it actually happen by that time? Do people need to know that it’s scheduled to feel safe about what they are doing? All you are producing at…

Three times. Three times until your estimates mean something on what you are working on. The First Time – You’re new to whatever it is you’re creating. You are learning as you create, you are going down rabbit holes and filtering out new ideas and throwing away initial designs. The Second Time – You know enough to be dangerous, but you are still learning. You have picked up some tricks, did a learning and validation…

A good leader knows when to gear up. They know when there is work to do. If they don’t know what it is going to take, they know how to figure it out. They don’t have their finger on the pulse, their team is the pulse and they live and breath it. They know when it’s time to drop a gear and go faster and they know when it’s time to hit the higher ones.…

At some point in a remote meeting, depending on the complexity of the topic, not everyone is going to get it. That’s life, it’s going to happen. You can sit there trying to explain it for the fifth time or you can pull up the crappiest, most basic Paint program and draw it out for them. I swear, I have pulled up Visio, Figma, different drawing programs, UML diagrams, etc, etc – sometimes they work,…

Team Meetings are tricky to run because invariably it interrupts someone’s day when they are deep into a problem. I’ve been on all sides of a team meeting and know this to be the case. But it’s a necessity when you have more than one person on your team (that means you). It’s a check-in to make sure everyone is on the right thing, everyone is pushing forward and if people need help, they are…