The Weasel Speaks

The Weasel Speaks Substack covers a diverse range of topics centered around workplace dynamics, leadership, personal development, productivity, and embracing change within professional settings. It combines insights into agile methodologies, employee engagement, remote work, and continuous learning through reflections, theoretical models, and practical advice for both leaders and team members.

Workplace Dynamics Leadership and Management Personal Development Productivity Strategies Embracing Change Agile Methodologies Employee Engagement Remote Work Management Continuous Learning Professional Growth

The hottest Substack posts of The Weasel Speaks

And their main takeaways
137 implied HN points 27 Jan 24
  1. Solving puzzles is like writing software, involves pattern matching and learning from failure.
  2. Managing teams involves debugging interpersonal relationships and motivating behaviors.
  3. Understanding human behavior in the workplace is crucial for managing and creating effective teams.
117 implied HN points 21 Jan 24
  1. Remote work changes the nature of work and priorities, leading to valuable outcomes.
  2. The pandemic shifted organizations to remote work, increasing productivity with location-neutral setups.
  3. Managing remote teams requires different strategies and a focus on communication and collaboration.
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117 implied HN points 01 Jul 23
  1. Change can be slow in software teams when it comes to the need for dedicated testers.
  2. Different organizations have varying approaches to testing, from having no dedicated testers to having very few or many testers.
  3. Consider the context when evaluating statements that you disagree with, as what may not work in one context could work in another.
137 implied HN points 15 Apr 23
  1. Understanding your own strengths can be more beneficial than relying on personality assessments like MBTI.
  2. The Working Genius model by Patrick Lencioni highlights the importance of focusing on your strengths and collaborating with others.
  3. Identifying your working genius areas and frustrations can guide you on how to approach projects effectively and work with a team.
137 implied HN points 07 May 23
  1. Delegating more than is comfortable is critical in leadership roles.
  2. Leaders should avoid the traps of 'I can do it better' mentality or helicopter management.
  3. Embrace ruthless delegation as a way to help your team grow and succeed.
117 implied HN points 20 May 23
  1. Sometimes, not planning can work out well if you have experience and know what you're doing.
  2. The 'why' of your actions is important for achieving results, even if the 'how' can vary.
  3. Having different levels of planning, from extensive to in-the-moment, is essential for successful team leadership.
117 implied HN points 19 Mar 23
  1. Reflection is key to assessing growth and progress in both personal and professional life.
  2. Regular self-reflection can help differentiate exceptional professionals from mediocre ones.
  3. Taking intentional time to reflect can lead to learning, improvement, and a better understanding of one's trajectory.
98 implied HN points 18 Jun 23
  1. Meetings should focus on communication needs like information sharing, questions, and discussions.
  2. Prioritize outcomes over rigid agendas for more effective meetings.
  3. Evaluate the necessity of meetings by questioning the clarity of outcomes and preparation, ensuring they are truly beneficial.
98 implied HN points 25 Feb 23
  1. Always challenge yourself with steep learning curves for growth
  2. Feeling like an impostor is common, but push through it by embracing learning challenges
  3. Getting comfortable with being uncomfortable is key to success and continuous learning
1 HN point 11 Mar 23
  1. Discovering new books can come from authors you like, blogs, podcasts, and even random internet reviews.
  2. Reading a moderate amount can lead to impactful takeaways from a few select books that might make it to your re-read list.
  3. Having a 'short list' of impactful books as go-to references can provide valuable insights and reminders for personal and professional growth.