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Situational Leadership [Apr. 18th, 2006|06:14 pm]
Brad Fitzpatrick
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A bunch of us from SixApart are off at a two-day Situational Leadership training class. I had the lowest of expectations (based almost entirely on the lame-soundingness of the name) but I've been very pleasantly surprised: the class is actually quite enjoyable and useful.

Here's the gist, even if the terminology is different:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Situational_leadership_theory
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[User Picture]From: dorkmatt
2006-04-19 03:01 am (UTC)

word

identity crisis for s1x@pa@t, please say no. make my shares proud grandpa!

p.s. colo 3 has atleast 3 customers with boxes labeled "memcache", word.
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From: evan
2006-04-19 03:37 am (UTC)
The only phrase you need as a leader:
"Yeeeeeah. I'm gonna have to ask you to [x y z]."
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[User Picture]From: pjammer
2006-04-19 04:25 am (UTC)
"If you could just do that from now on, that would be greeeeeat."

Man, I used to have a boss who would preface everything he asked of me with a long drawn out 'Yeeeeeah' - had no idea what Office Space was and never understood why I was losing it nearly every time he asked me to do the most mundane tasks. Good times.
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[User Picture]From: henrylyne
2006-04-19 06:09 pm (UTC)
Perhaps you could introduce the situational leaders to consensus decision-making.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consensus_decision-making

That in concert with bike-shedding would be my preferred method of management. Do you have a good URL for bike-shedding?
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-04-19 06:39 pm (UTC)
Hah.

http://bikeshed.org/

It's a good thing you mentioned bike shedding or I might be scared you were serious about consensus decision-making.
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[User Picture]From: henrylyne
2006-04-19 06:55 pm (UTC)
Be scared, I was serious.
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[User Picture]From: brad
2006-04-19 07:26 pm (UTC)
You know I've lost my sarcasm detection, right? Don't confuse me. :-)
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[User Picture]From: dakus
2006-04-19 09:44 pm (UTC)
she must know her intrinsic style

Um, she? Does this only work for women?
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