The hottest Team Management Substack posts right now

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Growth Croissant • 963 implied HN points • 19 Jan 24
  1. Building a media business as an individual is challenging and requires hard work and consistency.
  2. As a media business grows, managing growth, monetization, and tech can become distracting from the core creative efforts.
  3. To bridge the resource gap between large media companies and individual creators, providing hands-on support for tech and growth can be beneficial.
The Generalist • 900 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. Great leadership requires making tough decisions that go against popular opinion.
  2. CEOs must prioritize what's best for the long-term success of their company, even if it means making unpopular choices.
  3. Building a successful company often means making difficult decisions that may challenge the norms and expectations of others.
Go Long with Tyler Dunne • 511 implied HN points • 23 Jan 24
  1. The Buffalo Bills need to decide whether to build around their head coach or go all-in on their quarterback, Josh Allen.
  2. The team's offensive strategy needs to revolve around maximizing Josh Allen's talents as a quarterback to reach their full potential.
  3. The Bills have to prioritize making strategic decisions to support Josh Allen if they aim to succeed in the long run, potentially even considering coaching changes.
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Kyle Poyar’s Growth Unhinged • 354 implied HN points • 24 Jan 24
  1. Growing from 0 to 1,000 users was harder than the next 999,000 for Jam.
  2. Key factors for Jam's success included dogfooding, focusing on high quality, and having few, focused pilots.
  3. Jam's growth strategies involved continuous improvement, strong focus on user feedback, and engaging with the community through events and content.
TrueHoop • 255 implied HN points • 04 Oct 23
  1. There are 18 NBA teams with aspirations for the 2024 conference finals, needing help to compete, especially in the East.
  2. Atlanta Hawks are evaluating Trae Young and considering roster upgrades to win now or potentially rebuild like the Thunder.
  3. The article discusses available NBA players that could make an impact for teams, exploring potential trades and acquisitions.
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.
Mets Fix • 314 implied HN points • 27 Mar 23
  1. The Mets are finalizing their roster decisions for Opening Day, including signing Dylan Bundy for more depth in the starting rotation.
  2. Max Scherzer will start the opener, with Justin Verlander pitching the home opener - despite dealing with an injury scare in his final spring tune-up.
  3. The process of selecting the Opening Day roster is ceremonial and a fluid process, aimed at balancing competing for a championship and developing top talent.
Kosmik’s Newsletter • 39 implied HN points • 26 Dec 23
  1. Kosmik 2.0 aims to be a desktop in the cloud, providing an environment where users can organize files and tools in a more visual and collaborative way.
  2. The concept of a digital desktop is changing, with a shift towards cloud-based storage and a need for a more flexible and fluid way to organize files and assets.
  3. Kosmik is evolving as a product, with a focus on web technologies to improve speed, product quality, and roadmap, along with securing funding to ensure long-term growth and development.
Safe For Work (SFW) • 15 implied HN points • 21 Feb 24
  1. Startup founders need to transition from being independent doers to effective organizational leaders as the company grows.
  2. Founder's rapid learning pace in early stages can hinder team building if they don't shift to leading and collaborating with their team.
  3. Leaders should practice empathy, effective communication, and self-awareness to navigate the challenges of moving from individual contributor to managerial role.
Mike Talks AI • 98 implied HN points • 19 May 23
  1. Consider a hybrid approach for data science teams to balance the strengths of both centralized and decentralized setups.
  2. Some companies are experimenting with intentionally rotating between centralized and decentralized structures every few years.
  3. Switching between centralization and decentralization periodically allows for exploration and scalability of diverse ideas within data science teams.
davidj.substack • 95 implied HN points • 07 Jun 23
  1. Individual Contributor roles in technology allow technically skilled individuals to advance without moving into management.
  2. Specialized IC roles, like Staff or Principal, are crucial for making better technical decisions and preventing engineering issues.
  3. Having fewer hard-to-hire line managers and more experienced ICs can lead to better support and scaling in technical teams.
PeopleStorming • 79 implied HN points • 11 Jul 23
  1. Building a conflict-resilient team involves empowering leaders to foster a positive work environment.
  2. Addressing conflicts constructively and with a long-term perspective can improve the overall work environment.
  3. Recruiting everyone in the team to actively participate in resolving conflicts is key, and principles like showing empathy and encouraging open communication play a vital role.
The Radar • 59 implied HN points • 10 Jul 23
  1. Innovators are crucial for sparking creativity and progress in a team, even if they may be challenging to manage.
  2. Contrarians play a role in challenging authority for the sake of driving the best decisions and should be given access to leadership for optimal organizational progress.
  3. Understanding and addressing the motivations behind disruptive team behavior is essential for extracting the best performance and reducing unnecessary conflict.