Why do we need to be more straightforward with our communication as leaders? Because otherwise, we assume. When you lead an organization, it is easy to assume that your vision, intentions, and values are reflected across your team. We assume Jimmy thinks we’re doing a great job leading the club. We assume he loves those two hour long meetings. We assume his intentions with the organization are purer than baby Jesus himself. We’re dreaming. Instead of assuming, we need to start asking the right questions and clearly communicating what our thoughts and expectations are.
…gizing. Students were told (correctly) that their best strategy was to give their true preferences. If trading were allowed, this would not be true. It would pay off for students to put popular schools high on their list. A spot at these schools would be good trading material.
Marquess’s description sounds a lot like Bogost’s portrayal of Canadian engineers, many of whom wear an Iron Ring to signify the “pride which engineers have in their profession, while simultaneously reminding them of their humility”. (Wikipedia) In fact, Marquess’s blog post is titled: “Of Money, Responsibility, and Pride”.
These guys don’t work on OpenSSL for money. They don’t do it for fame (who outside of geek circles ever heard of them or OpenSSL until “heartbleed” hit the news?). They do it out of pride in craftsmanship and the responsibility for something they believe in.
…makes sense that you should have access to the same opportunities that your male counterparts have. I spent Summer 2016 at MIT, and I once mentioned the existence of a curfew on female hostels back in my college to a TA there — she laughed at the incredulity of it. Rightly so, the top universities around the world have reached where they are because of their comm…
The last trap you might fall into after school is “getting ready.” Don’t get me wrong: learning is your top priority, but now the fastest way to learn is by doing. If you have a dream, you can spend a lifetime studying and planning and getting ready for it. What you should be doing is getting started.