Daily notes for 2023-06-27

Making Denote more legible in Obsidian. Ethical Uber reviews. The strangeness of being new somewhere.

June 27, 2023

Daily Notes for 2023-06-11

First week at my new job. How I made a searchable web interface for my Denote notes with FuseJS, a Synology, and TailScale.

June 11, 2023 · Mike Hall

Daily Notes for 2023-05-16

org-gtd, liminal state, The Fugitive and class politics, homeless sweeps vibe shift.

May 16, 2023 · Mike Hall

Bring everyone along with inclusive leadership practices

Steps to effective, inclusive cross-functional work by leading with clarity, curiosity, and generosity.

March 15, 2023

Retail Manager, Wholesale Manager

Some managers never get over high-touch, small-team management habits. Others forget the humans in their organization as they adopt a “scaled mindset.”

March 7, 2023

The problem with doing it right.

Make more, fret less.

February 1, 2023

A lot of 'experiments' aren't.

What we often call “resistance to change” is really resistance to bad or poorly considered change. The word “experiment” turns up a lot in these moments. ...

January 31, 2023
A man walks down a windy Chicago sidewalk squinting into the rain. People around him carry umbrellas.

How to Listen to People

Once you make the shift from being a fixer who has all the answers to a leader who listens like they don’t know the answer, you can build trust with the people you want to help.

May 3, 2022

Notes on Fostering Equitable and Inclusive Behavior

At the core of whatever we want to call this period of distributed work – hybrid-remote, distributed, new normal, post-lockdown – is a deep and essential need for more equitable and inclusive behavior in how we work and managers need to drive it.

May 3, 2022
A ride attendant in a simple uniform stands in front of a brightly lit carnival ride.

Notes on Technical Leadership Groups

Remembering some principles up front will help build a healthy and inclusive culture that not only gets things done, but keeps its eye on the needs of the technical organization by raising up new talent and creating a sense of belonging for everyone.

May 3, 2022