by Tao Cheng
Before I left Pinterest, I wrote down those 15 management tips I learned over the years and shared with managers on my team. There is at least one real-world story behind each of these tips. I learned many of those tips from leaders I know and found them to be useful. I hope you find them helpful as well.
Tip 1: Don’t surprise people (unless it is a pleasant surprise). If you have concerns/feedbacks, give them early, in time, and frequently, rather than wait for regular 1:1, calibration, etc to share the message.
Tip 2: Be cautious…
By Tao Cheng
So if you are reading this, you probably know that I recently decided to leave Pinterest (after almost 5 years) and join a Korean e-Commerce company called Coupang. I love my job at Pinterest, leading the engineering team of its core product surface, Home Feed. It was an incredibly difficult decision for me to leave the team I built and the company I love. So what led to my ultimate decision to join Coupang and try a brand new challenge? Please read on.
I was approached by Hui Xu, who is a leader I deeply trust and…