Kevin Doole

Product Management

Telus

Things that deeply motivate me…

Getting things done ✅Work to make the 🌎 a better placeBeing my most authentic self 🎨Learning as much as I can 🤓

The keyword to all this stuff is "growth."

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AM< 2 meetings zero back to back meetingslots of in person collab

I need a little meeting time each day so I feel connected, but too many meetings totally stop me from getting my work done. Asynchronous work is really useful.

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the moment1:1videoemailface to faceidc just tell meslack/email okwith contextwith examples

I will have no judgement against any feedback people can provide; come out and say it, and I will be thankful and excited to learn something new.

How I relax

Baths! I also enjoy creative writing.

Music production

My core values

AuthenticityAutonomyFunChallengeCreativityLearningOpennessSuccess

We're only alive for, like, a bit, and it sucks if we have to spend a lot of that time trying to be something we're not. At the same time, if we can't fit ourselves into the world of making positive change, then we're kinda just living for ourselves.

You will make my freakin day if you…

respect my timejam with meshare a problemshare an idea

Be straightforward!

I learn best by…

doing ittaking a course

Pair up!

Epic work fails

I've deleted the production database.

Ask for help even if I screwed up; my colleagues at the time worked with me to totally fix the entire problem. Also, don't allow direct connections to the prod db; fix errors with systematic solutions.

When I'm stressed, you might notice me…

tune out; I can be fairly avoidant of anxiety, but it's tough to stress me.

Make sure you try to understand what I'm saying; my primary trigger is the feeling that someone is not actively listening what I'm saying.

I worry that my teammates might perceive me as…

A know-it-all who tries to force people to do things a certain way.

I spend a lot of time practicing product management, so I end up with a lot of opinions on how change management can be done effectively. When I see people missing a spot, I tend to speak up, essentially giving people unsolicited feedback on their efforts, which is obviously annoying.

My areas for growth

Clearly communicates purpose and visionWilling to openly have difficult conversationsMotivated by making community/world impact

I know how difficult and elusive communication can be, and we've all been nipped when we unknowingly misalign due to some hidden miscommunication. Following this, I tend to get anxious when I'm sensing blockages to communication, and it becomes altogether to easy for me to then steer directly into conflict. Ultimately, we're trying to make a difference in people's lives, else we're just wasting our time on widgets and sprockets.

How I stand out

Prioritizes common good over self-interestMaintains effective work life balanceFosters high performance teamworkCollaborates effectively with teammatesMentors and develops teammates for their growth

I am results-driven, so I tend to lean on the side of "what is the measurable impact we are having as a group," which detracts a little from focussing on friendly interactions and whatnot-- but I love friendly interactions anyway.

My Candor Graph

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