Flâner – Perhaps one of the most Parisian of all French words, the verb “flâner” was defined in the 19th century by the Paris literary crowd. It refers to the art of leisurely strolling the streets of Paris without any goal or destination simply for the pleasure of soaking up the city’s beauty. These aimless pedestrians are known as “flâneurs.”
Habit-forming advice of the week: Compliment people more. Many people have trouble thinking of themselves as smart, or pretty, or kind, unless told by someone else. You can help them out.
Trees appear to communicate and cooperate through subterranean networks of fungi. What are they sharing with one another?
Asking coaching questions is an essential technique but doing it correctly is a matter of practice, finding a right balance and avoiding some common pitfalls.
Becoming a great executive requires a set of skills beyond what’s needed to be a leader. Executive skills are subtle and can be elusive to managers, demanding a great deal of focus, courage, and dedication.
There comes a point in every manager’s life when we need to hand over a responsibility that is near and dear to our hearts. This article gives you a nice no-nonsense framework for that.
Other good stuff from the interwebz
Will Larson’s new book, “Staff Engineer: Leadership beyond the management track” is out and it’s awesome.
Did you know there’s also a ton of useful articles about the topic on his site https://staffeng.com/ ? – if you’re managing staff+ engineers, this is an amazing resource.