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What will the end of year look like for you and your team? I have a yearly ritual of looking back at
 

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October 11 · Issue #61 · View online
Level Up delivers a curated newsletter for leaders in tech. A project by http://patkua.com. Ideal for busy people such as Tech Leads, Engineering Managers, VPs of Engineering, CTOs and more.

What will the end of year look like for you and your team?
I have a yearly ritual of looking back at the year. Normally the quieter season between Christmas and New Year to run a personal or a team retrospective. Part of a leader’s responsibility is to look forward, remove obstacles and spot trouble (AKA risk) on the horizon.
This is why this time of year is a great time to clarify and reiterate the goals for your team. Think about what is working well that you can amplify to help you reach your goals. What are potential roadblocks or risks you can manage to increase the likelihood of success. You have some time to take action now to influence those goals. Doing so at the end of the year is often too late.
Start by asking yourself, “What will the end of year look like for you and your team?” and work backwards.
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What can you do to help your team achieve their goals by the end of the year?
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Organisation & Processes
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The Abyss of Ignorable: A Route into Chaos Testing from Starling Bank
The Big Tech antitrust report has one big conclusion: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google are anti-competitive
Congratulations and welcome aboard!
Interesting tweets
Amazing to see judges, who make critical decisions, go to great lengths to inform themselves around serious decisions where they realise they need to understand more detail. A great leadership lesson. Click through to read the article about Judge William Haskell Alsup.
Kenton Varda
Reminder that Judge William Haskell Alsup, who first heard Oracle v. Google, actually LEARNED JAVA in order to make an informed ruling, while these higher-court jokers are relying on analogies to Harry Potter and grocery stores. https://t.co/9jKiwefPBK
You may have heard that Slack is going to have Instagram-like stories, so this tweet will resonate with many leaders/managers 😅
ronnie chen
personally, i'm waiting for google spreadsheet stories
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