John Rouda is an IT leader, an adjunct professor, and a really engaging podcast host.
John and I spoke for nearly an hour on his popular A Geek Leader podcast. During our time together, we talked about a variety of topics including:
HR's role in leadership
Traps that founders fall into
Know, Willing and Able
Having a plan is essential in a rapidly changing environment
"Best practices" can be hazardous to your health
OKRs (objectives and key results) are so 1970's
The better, lighter form of performance reviews
Be a coach, not a judge
This interview covered a huge number of real-life issues and practical tips, based on my upcoming book "Scaling for Success: People Priorities for High-Growth Organizations".
You can listen in to our discussion through Apple Podcasts here.