How I stand out

Invests and is interested in personal and professional growthConsistently hits goals and is a high performerManages feelings of self and others during conflictMaintains effective work life balanceBalances internal resources effectively

I feel like I have a good balance of focus, and popping out to make sure I'm still doing the right thing.

How I try to show up at work

ReliableHard WorkingOrganizedObservantCreative

I really admire teammates who are…

balanced between getting things done and looking at the big picture.

Too far either way become problematic. If thinking takes over instead of action, people begin to think that thinking *about* the problem/plan/action is productive. Too little about the big picture and a person or team can become stuck or optimize in the small but are no longer reaching the impact.

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

being more direct and impatient about non-action.

One danger in being so action oriented is that I might be missing the bigger picture and the task that has gripped me might not be as productive and I think. One thing others can do is start at the end/goal/outcome and walk me through from the end back to where I am, checking assumptions I might have made. From there, it will likely be the case that I will know what help I can ask for.

How I relax

Just stopping

It might sound weird, just writing down where I am at in projects, etc and letting it all go will relax and rejuvenate me really fast. I can pop back refreshed in as little as 10 minutes.

I learn best by…

doing it

Preferably quick feedback loops between learn something then do something.

Teammates say John is energized at work by…

building stuff1
code. They love code.1
helping others succeed1
solving problems1

Teammates say John stands out…

Collaborates effectively with teammates2
Consistently hits goals and is a high performer2
Mentors and develops teammates for their growth2
Creates warm, caring relationships with teammates1
Fosters high performance teamwork1

Teammates see John at work as...

Hard Working2

Teammates hope to see John grow in…

Balances internal resources effectively1
Clearly communicates purpose and vision1
Creates warm, caring relationships with teammates1
Fosters high performance teamwork1
Maintains effective work life balance1

Teammates say John thrives as a…

Some mix of execution and strategy. They love doing tasks and the high-level strategy conversations.1

Teammates say the best way to get John excited about something…

Share a concept early and give him space to prototype and demo!

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the moment1:1videowith kindnesswith context

My core values

AutonomyChallengeCreativityLearningMeaningful WorkService

I love creating with a strong tendency towards it being tangible: a product, piece of code, tiny robot, etc.


I'm energized at work by…

asyncsolving problemshelping others succeedcode. I love code.

Getting new features to users that they can use to better their day motivates me.

My areas for growth

Clearly communicates purpose and visionMaintains clear long term vision that drives decision makingPrioritizes common good over self-interest

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AM< 2 meetings zero back to back meetings

I like blocks of time for deep work, but try to make a block of time every day for meetings and such.

Things I'd love to learn

I want to deepen my knowledge about SQL, window functions, etc.

Currently, I think I limit features, code by what I can currently accomplish, but being able to handle some of those in SQL would expand the features I could implement and do it performantly.

My Candor Graph

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