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Leaving Room to Say Things Suck — Leadership Lessons from “Ted Lasso”

A major sign of trust, comfortability, and vulnerability is for someone you lead to be able to say something sucks.

Be like Ted, point out problems (via NPR)

In Season 2 Episode 2, Coach Lasso is confronted with a disgruntled team. Twitter (which we know Coach Lasso isn’t fond of) was ablaze after pictures of he and Jamie Tartt at a bar surfaced. Without context, the team assumed Coach…



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John Hartley

Engineering leader with a passion for building and growing teams. Writing mostly about leadership and management in the tech industry. Mentor @ Plato.