5 Lessons For Leading in the New Normal

The tech industry is about leadership and adaptation, why should tech leadership be any different

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5. Asynchronous Communication is Less Disruptive

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4. Remote Work Forced Better Written Communication

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3. Keep Doing a Daily Check-In

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2. Real Collaboration Takes Place when Physical Barriers are Removed

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1. Culture *Still* Eats Strategy for Breakfast

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Bringing it Together

The new remote-first normal was a major learning opportunity for all leaders at all experience levels. A great mentor of mine would say “People aren’t wired for change”. New environments are difficult to navigate, but your culture is what grounds you and is the anchor point. Once you find a way to keep that culture alive (for me it was daily check ins, liberal use of emojis, and better writing) the rest of the changes are purely mechanical.

Software Engineer | Product Leader