Lots happens at full throttle.
Good things – code is written, products built, customers nudged, contracts signed, teams grow, confidence builds, electricity sizzles.
Out front with the wind in your face … it’s easy to imagine everyone is following on.
Bad things – bugs breathe, errors grow, communications suffer, cracks get papered, teams fracture, energy saps, laggards lag.
Strung out, away from the wind, out back … it’s easy to feel lost, abandoned, ignored, with no clue about how you fit, whether you make a difference or even how the direction of travel maps against true north.
Assumptions make asses.
Stand back for a bit.
Check in, one to one, off site. How about lunch?
Take time, listen hard, deconstruct every manoeuvre, explain the forward view. Reconnect.
Skippy Strategy: Check team health over three lunches, take what you learn to an all hands meeting.
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