How to have an honest one-on-one with an employee

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Here are six ways to get employees talking about what they really feel (and not what they think you want to hear)… “I can handle the truth. I’m pretty tough, Claire.” My CEO at the time told me this during our one-on-one about five or so years ago. The year was ending, and he wanted to know… keep reading

Are you looking for an answer or are you asking about impact?

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The question has everything to do with the answer “What’s one thing you love about Basecamp?” “What’s the one thing you like least about Basecamp?” “If you could change one thing about Basecamp, what would it be?” “Would you recommend Basecamp to a friend or colleague?” We’ve asked these questions before. They’re ok, but ultimately they’re… keep reading

Don’t overlook the quiet voices and contributions

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A few years ago I worked at a mega corporation. I had just finished up a brutal week of all-day meetings with 20 people. My boss and I sat down to catch up. Eventually, she warned: “Dan, you need to speak up more. You need to participate and contribute during these meetings.” I was livid.… keep reading

New in Basecamp 3: Project Templates

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Do the same sorts of projects over and over? Save yourself time by adding frequently-used messages, events, to-dos, and documents to a project template. Project templates have been one of the top feature requests since launching Basecamp 3 last year. Lots of you run similar projects on a recurring basis or just want to avoid… keep reading