The hottest Leadership Substack posts right now

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The Beautiful Mess • 297 implied HN points • 25 Feb 24
  1. Accepting one's role in a problem is vital for capable leadership. Recognizing personal contributions to a situation allows for growth and improvement.
  2. Encouraging new interaction patterns fosters creativity and growth. Facilitating connections and exposure to new experiences can lead to positive outcomes.
  3. Patiently allowing for divergence and exploring multiple solutions is key. Resisting the urge to rush towards solutions can yield more innovative and effective approaches.
High Growth Engineer • 353 implied HN points • 25 Feb 24
  1. Meetings can be a pain due to unclear objectives, wrong attendees, and lack of follow-through.
  2. To lead successful meetings, focus on inviting the right people, ensuring they know their role, and what they need to prepare.
  3. Document important points, highlight action items, and ensure active participation to drive meeting success.
Caitlin’s Newsletter • 1606 implied HN points • 23 Feb 24
  1. The difference between Republicans and Democrats lies in how they are perceived when supporting or backing certain actions - Republicans are seen as evil with evil reasons, while Democrats are viewed as having noble humanitarian reasons in spite of their actions.
  2. Republicans and Democrats differ in the ways they support certain agendas - Republicans use right-wing language to argue, while Democrats use left-wing language, even as they support wars, militarism, capitalism, and oppression.
  3. Republicans and Democrats vary in their approach towards global conflicts and issues - Republicans tend towards wars with China, while Democrats lean towards conflicts with Russia; they also differ in the perceptions of civilian casualties during their administrations.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 783 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. The Tuskegee Airmen were groundbreaking African American military pilots who excelled in their roles despite facing discrimination. They proved their capabilities and earned numerous honors.
  2. Brigadier General Charles McGee, one of the Tuskegee Airmen, exemplified resilience, excellence, and selflessness throughout his military career, becoming an inspirational figure.
  3. The Tuskegee Airmen's story reflects the importance of unity, hard work, and shared values in overcoming challenges. Their achievements emphasize the significance of traditional values and meritocracy.
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Thinking about... • 416 implied HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. Identify weak men by their actions, like avoiding real issues and spreading fear rather than facing challenges head-on
  2. Weak men consume the energy of others, pushing for inaction, spread fear, and normalize fear in institutions, leading to harmful consequences
  3. Courage is essential in times of crisis, like supporting Ukraine and democracy, and standing up against the weak men who drive a politics of fear
Software Design: Tidy First? • 1060 implied HN points • 19 Feb 24
  1. Software development teams can take two different paths over time - one struggling to maintain progress and innovate, the other accelerating and exceeding expectations.
  2. Executives play a crucial role in steering teams towards successful software development by fostering a culture of continual improvement, tidy code, automation, and collaboration.
  3. Understanding software design fundamentals as an executive can help diagnose ineffective teams, bridge communication gaps between business and technology, and inspire innovation and excellence.
Emerald Robinson’s The Right Way • 3380 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Politicians should not censor speech or control thoughts; citizens have the right to criticize leaders.
  2. There is opposition to violence, such as against violent crime, late-term abortion, and the war in Ukraine.
  3. Discussions around January 6th events and the characterization of violence are debated, including the actions of Ray Epps.
Lucian Truscott Newsletter • 3203 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Focus on what presidential candidates say intentionally, not on their gaffes or age.
  2. Consider the clear promises of presidential candidates, like Trump's plans to end the Affordable Care Act and privatize Medicare.
  3. It's crucial to vote based on candidates' declared intentions and actions, rather than personal characteristics or missteps.
Robert Reich • 26140 implied HN points • 11 Jan 24
  1. Trump's lawyer argued for immunity from criminal trial through impeachment, resembling the 1933 Enabling Law in Germany.
  2. American democracy is stronger than Weimar Republic's but caution is needed to protect it.
  3. Author highlights the importance of upholding democratic norms, media truth-telling, and citizen participation for safeguarding democracy.
Vinay Prasad's Observations and Thoughts • 198 implied HN points • 22 Feb 24
  1. Students shouting down speakers at the University of Chicago raised concerns about their behavior and the medical school's leadership.
  2. Debating whether the AMA should issue a statement on the war highlighted the complexities of making impactful statements and maintaining professional standards.
  3. The lack of courage in inviting diverse speakers and fostering debate in medical schools may contribute to a culture of protest among students.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2517 implied HN points • 13 Feb 24
  1. Coleman Hughes advocates for a return to color-blind ideals in addressing race issues, which contrasts with current prominent black intellectuals.
  2. President Biden is facing concerns about his age and capability to run for a second term, with a high percentage perceiving him as too old for the role.
  3. There are proposals for encouraging newer and better Palestinian leadership, especially in Gaza, by ensuring reconstruction aid is channeled effectively and used to empower a new elite.
The Beautiful Mess • 869 implied HN points • 18 Feb 24
  1. Humans shape environments, and environments shape humans -- there's no dichotomy. This insight helps in understanding complexity and progress.
  2. Self-awareness and understanding others' beliefs are crucial at work -- it minimizes clashes and can lead to better teamwork and company growth.
  3. Seek coherence across different areas of work -- aligning various frames and systems is essential for company success.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie • 2162 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Critiques from within a political party can be more newsworthy than critiques from the opposing party.
  2. Democrats are privately alarmed by concerns about Joe Biden's mental fitness and inability to stand trial.
  3. Biden's team faces challenges with public opinion, internal party dynamics, and legal implications related to his memory and competency.
Bulwark+ • 7488 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. A report warns of destructive actions an authoritarian president could take in 2025, building on past behaviors.
  2. The report outlines potential actions, such as abusing pardons to incite violence and using federal power for political aims.
  3. The authors stress the importance of not underestimating the potential impact of a second term for Trump and the need for vigilance.
High Growth Engineer • 1179 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. To transition into senior engineering roles, you need to shift from hands-on work to systems thinking, focusing on strategic leadership and fostering team autonomy.
  2. Senior engineers lead through influence rather than pure authority, emphasizing building trusted relationships, setting vision, and empowering teams.
  3. Developing critical leadership skills as a senior engineer involves improving empathy, communication, collaboration, systems thinking, and execution orchestration, while overcoming common pitfalls like losing sight of the big picture and excessive control.
Elena's Growth Scoop • 1336 implied HN points • 09 Feb 24
  1. Words like 'You're too aggressive, smile more' reflect biases that are diminishing and unfair to women.
  2. Societal norms pressure women to conform to outdated ideas of femininity, hindering their career advancement.
  3. The distinction between assertiveness and aggression in women is a perpetual challenge, but breaking through can lead to assertiveness being celebrated as a positive trait in leadership roles.
The Line • 2437 implied HN points • 02 Feb 24
  1. Trudeau's opponents underestimate his intelligence, but he's strategic and disciplined.
  2. Trudeau's public persona is a facade being challenged by reality and political sandblasting.
  3. Trudeau's inability to grasp human nature in identity politics may hinder his ability to save himself politically.
SeattleDataGuy’s Newsletter • 647 implied HN points • 14 Feb 24
  1. To grow from mid to senior level, it's important to continuously learn and improve, share new knowledge, work on code improvements, and become an expert in a certain domain.
  2. Making the team better is crucial - focus on mentoring, sharing knowledge, and creating a positive team environment. Think beyond individual tasks to impact the overall team outcomes.
  3. Seniority includes building not just technical solutions, but solutions that customers love. Challenge requirements, understand the business and product, and take initiative in problem-solving.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2026 implied HN points • 03 Feb 24
  1. There is growing concern over potential conflicts involving the U.S., China, Russia, and other nations, which could escalate into a global war.
  2. Many Americans, including influential figures like business leaders and journalists, are investing in innovative defense technologies to strengthen national security.
  3. Innovation in software is seen as crucial for modern defense, enabling the development of advanced weapon systems and vehicles with AI and autonomous capabilities.
The Line • 2142 implied HN points • 31 Jan 24
  1. The problem for Liberals isn't just about communication, but deeper issues related to perception and brand association.
  2. Attempting to rebrand policies like the carbon tax won't succeed if the fundamental problem of public perception isn't addressed.
  3. The dependence of the Liberal Party on Justin Trudeau's personal brand and politics may pose a challenge as public priorities evolve.
Erick Erickson's Confessions of a Political Junkie • 2673 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. In Atlanta, a significant decrease in crime was achieved by actually enforcing the law.
  2. Leadership and community support played a crucial role in reducing crime in Atlanta.
  3. Visible and engaged policing, combined with community trust, contributed to a safer environment in Atlanta.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 511 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Trump initially against lockdowns and vaccines, now supporting them. Needs to address why he shifted his stance.
  2. Dr. Malone, an advocate of mRNA technology, faced criticism for supporting vaccines based on his technology but then going against them. People question his credibility.
  3. Both Trump and Malone need to address their inconsistencies and the public's distrust towards their actions and statements.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 569 implied HN points • 10 Feb 24
  1. Fauci mentioned all would be locked down while Trump only recommended lockdowns, causing confusion and possibly exploited Trump's distraction.
  2. The post suggests that key figures may have pushed for unnecessary vaccines during a perceived false pandemic, questioning motives and actions.
  3. The 75-second segment in the Task Force speech is highlighted as a crucial moment that impacted global events, emphasizing the significance of paying attention to key details.
Aaron Renn • 746 implied HN points • 07 Feb 24
  1. Hillsdale College's unique success story is hard to replicate by other colleges.
  2. Some successful models, like Hillsdale, are challenging to copy due to unique leadership and historical factors.
  3. Creating models like Hillsdale or other successful entities requires singular leaders and specific conditions that are not easily reproduced elsewhere.
Common Sense with Bari Weiss • 2068 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Donald Trump remains a prominent figure in the political landscape, commanding attention from both supporters and critics.
  2. Trump has been successful in recent Republican caucus victories and is gaining significant support within the party.
  3. He is currently polling well and leads President Biden in various public opinion surveys.
Alexander News Network -Dr. Paul Elias Alexander's substack • 491 implied HN points • 11 Feb 24
  1. Jim Torma questions if Trump's life was threatened to impose a lockdown within 6 days.
  2. Dr. Paul Alexander explores the sudden change in Trump's stance on lockdowns from being against them to implementing one.
  3. The post raises speculation about external threats that may have influenced political decisions during a critical time.
Glenn Loury • 3596 implied HN points • 09 Jan 24
  1. Defenders claim that ousting Claudine Gay was more about race and ideology than academic integrity, but it still doesn't excuse plagiarism.
  2. Being a university president may require more than being a noteworthy scholar; skills like administration and fundraising could take precedence.
  3. The debate on affirmative action and academic standards for black students is complex, with implications for diversity, standards, and systemic corruption.
Brad DeLong's Grasping Reality • 146 implied HN points • 17 Feb 24
  1. Sub-Saharan Africa faces challenges in creating successful governance systems that align with the population's needs and aspirations.
  2. Building functional and enduring states in sub-Saharan Africa may require reimagining the government structure from the ground up through inclusive conversations within communities.
  3. The ideal government model could be one that focuses on efficient administration and coordinates production processes, as seen in countries like Denmark and Singapore.