Leadership requires taking some risk

A prerequisite to taking ownershsip of interesting problems

Leadership requires taking some risk
7 minutes by Will Larson

Taking direct, personal risk is a prerequisite to taking ownershsip of interesting problems that matter to your company. A risk-free existence isnโ€™t a leadership role, regardless of whatever your title might be.

Unblocked provides engineering teams helpful and accurate answers to questions about the codebase. It tailors answers by complementing the source code with code-related content on GitHub, Slack, JIRA, Notion and more. Spend less time digging for context and more time building great software.

I tend to be biased towards innovation. Towards building. I think most advice for technical leaders over-emphasizes the short-term risks of innovating too much, and under-emphasizes the long-term risks of innovating too little. However, both sides have good points, and we owe it to ourselves and our businesses to think carefully about the decision.

The 3 Horizons for strategic planning
6 minutes by Alex Ghiculescu

For almost a decade weโ€™ve used a strategic planning framework called the 3 Horizons. We use it to share our view of our current strategy and the future we hope to create, in a format thatโ€™s easy to digest without extra context.

How do you know when to stop, versus when to push through? You don't, not even in hindsight. But these guiding questions can help.

Why is it that some people seem to be hugely successful and do so much, while the vast majority of us struggle to tread water?

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