However, when we asked her questions about what she wanted to improve about herself and what scared her about joining our early-stage company (there should be plenty), she didn’t have an answer. No fears, nothing to improve. We made the difficult decision to pass on her because we didn’t have an authentic, well-rounded view of her.
In these situations, Wes O’Haire recommends finding a partner first. Before you share your doc with a larger group, share it with one person in that group first. Walk that person through your doc to make sure everything makes sense. That way, when you’re ready to share it with the larger group for approval, you already have one person on your side.
…nd experience of what the home page workflow was like under the constant pressure of breaking news. Embedding directly with our news editors communicated that we were committed to making our home page work for them and gave us a plenty of empathy for what it takes to produce the home page every day.