Get ready: Your team will embarrass you

It took me a long time to build up the confidence to let my team’s actions stand on their own, and not let my own insecurity take over. In the meantime, it’s helpful to have a process to fall back on — a sort of program you can mindlessly rely on when you may not be thinking clearly.

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So, you’re on the hiring team now

The point of any interview is to get concrete evidence that the candidate can or cannot meet the expectations you have for the role on your team. If you’re the hiring manager, you’ve got to calibrate with your team on what the ideal candidate will demonstrate, and what are dead-in-the-water dealbreakers.

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Delegate responsibly

You already have a list of tasks you know you shouldn’t be spending your time on. (If you don’t, start by figuring those out.) What do you need to add to make each one meaningful? Try looking one or two ladder rungs above the task to find the larger result it’s supporting. That’s where the ownership is, and that’s what you should be delegating. Here’s how.

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