Aaron Lerch (InVision)

Episode 53 · July 30th, 2020 · 50 mins 34 secs

About this Episode

In this episode, Kendall, rachel, and Aaron talk about:

  • Learning about managing interpersonal issues from his dad, an "interim CEO of ministers"
  • Putting that learning into practice building and fixing teams at startups
  • Helping teams identify their own weaknesses as a form of counseling
  • How this podcast is not sponsored by Knives Out (ps: Kendall has seen the movie since we recorded this podcast and didn't find it as good as Aaron did.)
  • Following the energy on the management > IC > management cycle
  • Finally choosing the simplicity of leadership ;)
  • Long-term career planning
  • The entire category of software that exists because leaders don't trust their people
  • Authority trauma from Kendall's past
  • The realization that leadership sometimes requires making decisions about things without getting concensus from your team first
  • The relationship between unease at doing the above and lack of comfort with authority in general
  • Determining how much detail to provide when giving direction
  • When your positive ability to build concensus turns into a need and a negative
  • The enjoyment when your authority issues align with your role
  • How leadership is a lot more about collaboration and cooperation than it is telling people what to do
  • Rubik's cube, hiking, being underprepared for overnight conditions

You can find Aaron on Twitter at @aaronlerch

Special thanks to Mel Stanley for our theme music <3