Level Up Your Managers

The Rookie Manager program provides the most comprehensive training and support for new managers.


Learn From Anywhere

Delivered through online video and the popular chat app Slack, participants can learn from anywhere.


Built Around Communities

Communities of peer managers learn together and share experiences


Personal Mentoring

Participants are assigned an experienced manager for Q&A between sessions


Keep Growing

Management takes time to perfect. Rookie Manager keeps going after basic training and supports managers as they grow.

What we’re thinking about

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August 22, 2016

The Rise of the 2-Day-Workweek

Amazon’s Part-time Experiment In a bold and innovative move this week, Amazon announced they are piloting a new initiative to build teams staffed with part-time workers. With increasing demand for technical workers and Amazon’s long hours culture, this might help…
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August 8, 2016

Part 6: 4 Different Perspectives On Culture

Complexity Company culture is much more complex than is often written about. For example, this Forbes article concludes that culture…
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July 25, 2016

Part 5: Culture Is What You Don’t Do. Your Taboos

We’re now at part 5 of our series on company culture. In this article, we continue the exploration of the…
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July 18, 2016

Part 4: Promotions Are The Key To Understanding Status

This is part 4 of our series on understanding company culture. Over the last 2 articles, we’ve looked at four…
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July 10, 2016

Part 3: Culture Creates Rituals

In part 2 of our series of articles on company culture, we explored language as the first cue for reading…
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July 4, 2016

Part 2: Language Reveals Company Culture

Language The First Clue In this article, I’ll begin introducing a framework for observing and understanding company culture, starting with…
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June 26, 2016

Part 1: Rome wasn’t built in a day – neither was your company culture

Company Culture Is Everywhere This is the first in a four-part series of articles on understanding and reading company culture. Part one, below, uses a trip to Rome as an example of the subtlety and complexity of culture. In future…
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June 19, 2016

Management Essentials In 2016

Imagine if work was like this: Every year, you sit down with your manager and create a set of goals.…
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June 13, 2016

Why Forced Distribution Performance Systems Don’t Work

I want you to consider two possible futures. In one future you get fired from your job. In the other future,…
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June 6, 2016

Recruiting: How Not To Approach Candidates

The market for tech jobs in Seattle is hot. A few of my coaching clients are engineers who are actively pursuing…
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May 30, 2016

Should You Be Facebook Friends With Your Team?

I was facilitating a Rookie Manager group recently, and the topic of being “Facebook Friends” with members of your team…
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