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How do you vacation at home when that's where you're working? What three guidelines provide a relaxing and memorable home vacation?

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Give it to me straight

What three rules help you write great performance feedback? Which part of your feedback is the most important?

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Fairness rules

How do you make fair choices and impose fair restrictions? Why wouldn't you be transparent?

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Feeling remote

What subtle changes can you make to be productive working from home? How do you keep the peace with your housemates and kids?

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The good stuff

What makes high performing teams twice as likely as low performers to exceed performance goals? Which wonderful, wasteful, and disgraceful practices do teams follow?

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Communication breakdown

How can good communication save you grief? What does a communication plan look like for rollouts, reorgs, and outages?

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I’m so lazy

When is being lazy advantageous? Why not always jump into problems, work and team assignments, and new projects?

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Tell me why: Incident RCAs

What purpose does a root cause analysis serve for incidents? Why ask why so many times?

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Everybody leaves

How will I transfer the knowledge of the departing employee? What should I do to help my team cope with the loss?

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What's wrong with designating feature work as good, bad, and ugly? How should you categorize feature work and why?

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