Leadership

How to Win through Effective Collaboration

How to Win through Effective Collaboration

At Truss we believe that effective collaboration is a cornerstone of any successful team.  Earlier this week I wrote about the research I did into effective collaboration. I’ve also developed a framework for thinking about collaboration which I shared as part of my workshop on collaboration on April 13th, 2018 at ACT-W (Advancing the Careers of Technical Women).

When is Optimizing for Speed the Wrong Choice for Leaders?

When is Optimizing for Speed the Wrong Choice for Leaders?

The short answer is when you have a "complex" problem to solve instead of a "complicated" problem. In this short excerpt from the 2017 Dent The Future Conference, Truss CEO Everett Harper talks about the crucial difference between the two types of problems, and why mistaking one for the other can lead to unintended consequences.

Published in Forbes: "Move to the Edge, Declare it Center"

Published in Forbes: "Move to the Edge, Declare it Center"

Today, Forbes published my article, "Move To The Edge, And Declare It Center: The Leadership Genius Of The Thoroughly Modern Jane Jacobs". We're excited to be featured in a prominent publication, and we hope that this will become a regular contributor column where we can share insights that relate to leadership, operations and infrastructure to help you solve complex challenges.

So You Want to Avoid a "Google Memo" at Your Organization: Here's How

So You Want to Avoid a "Google Memo" at Your Organization: Here's How

It came as a trickle of references on Facebook. A Googler wrote a rant about gender and tech. At first, it blended into the background murmur of people with inflammatory attitudes online. Then, the original text was published, which was shortly followed by a spot-on rebuttal. Then, that trickle of conversation peppering my Facebook feed soon became a tidal wave of response. This Googler’s (James Damore’s) memo deeply affected many of the most talented and experienced women I knew in tech.