Articles by Alex MacCaw
- Role Proposals
Alex argues that justifying a hire is the first step in hiring. He then explains how to: • Explore alternate options • Model the ideal candidate • Define success • Write an internal scorecard • Write an external job description
- The Manager's Handbook: Managing your time & calendar
Alex breaks time management down into a series of activities: • Regular calendar audits • Block off a "Top Goal" event in your calendar for each day • Spend your time on high-leverage activities • Proactively schedule in recreation • Regular energy audits
- The Manager's Handbook
Alex believes that great management is a thing of beauty and that it is one of the most overlooked points of leverage in the business world. His goal with this book is to set a new standard for great management and to help as many people as possible to get there. It covers: 1. Managing yourself 2. Hiring & onboarding 3. Coaching & feedback 4. Working as a team 5. Creating and achieving goals 6. Information sharing 7. Conflict resolution 8. Consciousness
- What it’s like to work for Stripe
Alex provides a number of examples of rituals and processes Stripe used to live their values, including: email transparency, all-hands meetings, group activities, and having everyone pitch in on customer support.
- Feedback is not a dirty word
Alex explains why feedback is critical for personal and company growth, and provides an overview on how to give feedback, receive feedback, and make feedback a part of your company's culture.