Tag: Difficult conversations

  • Leaving a job – reflections & timelines

    I gave my notice, we agreed on 3 months, and we set to work. The first month was about setting things in motion, and creating the right environment for a transition. We made an offer to someone on the team to take over my role as CTO, answered all questions that came up, and worked…

  • The brilliant jerk.

    Early days The signals were there from day one. One of your direct reports asked a question, and Adrian answered with a mocking tone. You told yourself you’d have a chat with him before the day was over, but by the time your meeting is over, they are all cracking jokes together. You shrug it…