Excellent Rands’ article on rumors in organisations

If you want to read one good article today, read this one … Rands in Repose’s in-depth look at rumors in organisations, “How to build a rumour.”

Why? Well, if you write this:

Scary but true rule: As a leader, at any given point during your tenure, 30% of the team is unhappy with your performance. It’s not personal; it’s simply that you are the leader in this situation. Even with a sound strategy, perfect judgment, and flawless execution of all your projects, a significant minority is somewhere between unhappy to full of rage regarding your performance.

you know very well what you are talking about.

That said, pretty much anything Michael Lopp writes on leadership and management is spot on. Given his track record (he’s currently VP of engineering at Slack) that is no surprise.