Anne Steiner, Amanda Zweerink, and David Edgerton Jr join us live at DevJam to discuss the concept of “Lean Leadership” in which your job as a leader is to intentionally create the space for others to be their best.
“My kind of mode is to create allies in people, you know in the department's I go into who were the allies we're going to take this on. It's going to become there like kind of motivating charge and then they're going to go and want to motivate other people.”
“When a positioning change is it almost always gets even more narrow because you discover so much more opportunity than you thought existed before.”
“The question is so much more now. Why do you want to do something? Then how do you get it to do it?
And when you get into that higher-level where you're going to standing on the shoulders of technical giants in terms of your not starting at this bare-metal level of I need to build something that has never been done before?
In microcosm the experience in the empathy that you can bring to the users and the stakeholders. Becomes so much more important than the raw technical acumen.”
“I think that's the biggest thing people want to be heard. And so if you make them feel like whatever they're saying you're hearing and thinking about and you know, whether or not that's going to be it be able to be implemented just the fact that they're being heard. I think is valuable, and that goes across from clients or coworkers or friends or whomever.”
“If you can run a project you can run a Company. It's just a larger scale, right? So start small.”
“If you look on Indeed right now and you just search the term user experience, you'll find 178,000 job descriptions that have the word user experience within it. And what that means to me is that we are a new horizontal.”
“Some people are forward right? They're going to go for it and some people want to go for it, but they just... they can't for whatever reason it makes him nervous or what not. Okay? That's fine. Because both of those individuals still need a body of work to present to somebody if they want a promotion.”
“We think that asking for help shows a weakness or vulnerability and it's kind of a self-fulfilling prophecy, right? If you don't ask for buy-in what's the one thing you're not going to get?”