Non-Leaders, showing leadership

As leaders in your CS organizations, what are the things you look for from your IC's as far as leading from the bottom?


  • Jordan Silverman
    Jordan Silverman Member, Success Network Members Posts: 98
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    @garyallum I love this question!

    I run a team of about 25 now and here are some actions I LOVE when ICs make:

    • Send suggestions of improvements around current processes. Don't come with a problem, come with a problem + proposed solution
    • Ask what you can take off your managers plate. Look for big picture projects to work on to make your manager look good
    • Own something, even if small try to own any little metric, application, or task
    • Ask to help train new hires and be a resource for them

    Hope this is helpful! Let me know if you have any follow up questions!

  • Gary Allum
    Gary Allum Member Posts: 22
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    Heh, that's awesome feedback, and I love the fact that I have already ticked all of those boxes LOL.