The hottest Team Dynamics Substack posts right now

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The Beautiful Mess 662 implied HN points 17 Mar 24
  1. Having firsthand experience is crucial in understanding product concepts, like observing failed launches or successful market fit.
  2. Seeing a team hit dead ends before succeeding can encourage more leeway for experimentation and resilience.
  3. Direct access to customers, effective team dynamics, and confronting false assumptions can greatly impact decision-making and product success.
Software Design: Tidy First? 1226 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.
Elevate 1074 implied HN points 18 Jan 24
  1. Google found that psychological safety is crucial for an effective team, along with dependability, structure and clarity, meaningful work, and impact.
  2. Team effectiveness is more about how team members collaborate rather than who is in the team.
  3. Creating a culture of psychological safety where team members feel comfortable taking risks and expressing themselves without fear of repercussion can significantly boost team performance.
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Good Morning It's Basketball 648 implied HN points 30 Jan 24
  1. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been performing surprisingly well despite initial concerns about their roster and coaching.
  2. The team is successfully navigating the challenge of balancing the playing time and effectiveness of key players like Jarrett Allen and Evan Mobley.
  3. There are key decisions ahead for the Cavaliers regarding player rotations and potential trades to solidify their playoff aspirations.
The Auburn Observer 334 implied HN points 10 Feb 24
  1. Auburn faces a tough challenge trying to win at Florida after not winning there in 28 years.
  2. While Auburn might be favored in the upcoming game, history and the strength of the Florida team make it a significant challenge.
  3. Rest factors and historical performances on the road could impact Auburn's ability to secure a victory over Florida.
Good Morning It's Basketball 550 implied HN points 11 Jan 24
  1. The Clippers are extending contracts with their core players Kawhi Leonard, Paul George, and potentially James Harden
  2. The team must compete for a title now due to aging core players and challenges from other teams in the West
  3. The Clippers need to make a championship push before younger teams in the Western Conference become dominant
The Auburn Observer 373 implied HN points 22 Jan 24
  1. Auburn's defense in SEC play has been dominant, holding most opponents to 65 points or fewer.
  2. Bruce Pearl expressed early concerns about their defense, but now they are performing exceptionally well.
  3. Auburn's defense leads the SEC in efficiency, field goal percentages, and turnover rate, showcasing a strong team commitment to defensive play.
The Auburn Observer 393 implied HN points 14 Jan 24
  1. Auburn basketball is winning consistently and by double digits in a season with many upsets among ranked teams.
  2. Auburn's defense creating havoc is a key factor in their recent success, with steals leading to significant points off turnovers.
  3. Coach Bruce Pearl remains modest about the team's success, recognizing areas for improvement despite strong performances.
Leading Developers 113 implied HN points 27 Feb 24
  1. Throughout your career, there will be moments where you consider quitting. It's important to weigh the reasons behind your feelings and analyze your options before making a decision.
  2. Sometimes, finding new challenges and growth opportunities can be discovered outside of work. Exploring different avenues and testing your skills in various areas can provide valuable experiences.
  3. Building strong relationships with colleagues and having trust in your team and the direction of your company can be key factors in deciding to stay and overcome challenges at work.
The Breaking Point 235 implied HN points 30 Jan 24
  1. Debating involves prepared discussions, clear decision-making frameworks, and open-mindedness to change opinions.
  2. Arguing results in repetitive discussions, lack of agreement, side factions, and revisiting decisions without objective reasoning.
  3. Monitoring if a team is debating or arguing is crucial to ensure effective teamwork and progress towards goals.
The Auburn Observer 334 implied HN points 12 Jan 24
  1. Change is constant in the world of sports, with teams adapting from game to game to handle opponents.
  2. Auburn's football staff changes include parting ways with a DC after struggles, with some surprising player departures.
  3. Hugh Freeze plans to focus on offensive play-calling, while Auburn basketball continues to succeed through adaptability.
Early Plexus News 176 implied HN points 04 Feb 24
  1. Startups usually don't announce the departure of a core team member.
  2. Plexus aims to promote radical authenticity online, inspired by Micah Corning-Myers.
  3. Micah's impact on Plexus is seen in their mission to make people more like him, with a focus on empathy and open communication.
Elevate 477 implied HN points 29 Nov 23
  1. Effectiveness in software engineering is about focusing on what matters most and delivering value to users, the business, and career with the available time.
  2. Traits that help software engineers be effective include caring about user needs, being a good problem solver, and keeping things simple while prioritizing quality.
  3. To excel as an exceptional software engineer, embrace change, balance technical debt and innovation, and emphasize continuous learning and teamwork.
Wednesday Wisdom 47 implied HN points 07 Mar 24
  1. High performing teams are not just a group of senior rockstars; diversity in levels, skills, and personalities leads to better outcomes.
  2. High performing teams need to go through Tuckman's stages of Forming, Storming, Norming, and Performing to establish trust, norms, and identity before delivering quality work.
  3. Leadership is about adapting to team needs - understanding team diversity and dynamics is key for team success.
Richard Lewis 2044 implied HN points 28 Mar 23
  1. Nicolai "Hunden" Petersen faced a ban for sharing strategic materials with a rival team.
  2. The leaked Google Drive incident involved detailed strategies used by Heroic, possibly shared with Astralis.
  3. The court filings suggest Petersen may have shared confidential material irresponsibly, influenced by his desire to join Astralis.