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 as 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.
Teammates say the best way to get John excited about something…
Share a concept early and give him space to prototype and demo!Full story
How I relax
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.Full story
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.Full story
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.Full story
My core values
I love creating with a strong tendency towards it being tangible: a product, piece of code, tiny robot, etc.Full story
My areas for growth
I learn best by…
Preferably quick feedback loops between learn something then do something.Full story
The best environment for me is:
I like blocks of time for deep work, but try to make a block of time every day for meetings and such.Full story
Teammates say John thrives as a…
I like to get feedback when its given…
A fun fact about John is…
John used to help keep a fully remote team grounded by setting up Meditation Mondays and show up every Monday to lead mindful meditation for a subset of his teammates. It was truly a game changer to set a grounded tone for the week.Full story
Teammates say John was...
They can count on him to finish his tasks thoughtfully, skillfully, and professionally. They should respect his desire to work in interruption-free chunks, and not expect constant, instant responses on slack, etc.Full story
Teammates say John's superpowers were...
I've been impressed by the way John intentionally plans out his tasks and executes them. His system naturally creates documentation and accountability. I found it inspiring.Full story