We discuss Ed Catmull’s book about leading Pixar to greatness in Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.
Our next book is Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action by Simon Sinek, read along with us!
This episode's question:
I have a member of my new team who is very senior, they have been around for a very long time and they are a huge pain. Everybody talks about how difficult the person is, how much they have to work around them, and how much they are a terror in meetings and in any group work. When it comes to review time everybody has perfectly generic and kind feedback for the person. The people that complain the most just don't provide feedback at all. How can I help this person grow or make a case to fire them if it comes to it if they won't give me information to work with?
The "Are we the baddies" sketch: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hn1VxaMEjRU
A listener asked on Facebook about impostor syndrome. It's a topic that comes up a lot, both in questions from listeners and in conversation during shows. This episode Dawn, Jer, and special guest Angela Dugan talk about it a bit.
Our next book will be Ed Catmull's Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration.