Am I lucky?

I am fortunate and privileged but I don't believe in sheer luck

In my opinion an individual's start in life, i.e. their privilege, helps shape and strengthen the foundation on which they start to build, brick by brick, their trajectory. After that, I'd like to think in most cases how fast you progress and what you achieve, is down to how hard you work. I don't believe in sheer luck...I believe that those with privilege are given a head start but I like to think that everyone and anyone can work hard to reach their ambitions and goals. I think that the concept of luck belittles people's own power over their destiny.

Teammates hope to see Michael grow in…

Clearly communicates purpose and vision1
Maintains clear long term vision that drives decision making1

People who have impacted how I see the 🌍

My parents

My biggest fear

Being bad, wrong, or corruptBeing unlovable, rejected, or unwantedBeing worthless or not valuedBeing in conflict or separated from others, being without connection

Teammates say Michael stands out…

Creates warm, caring relationships with teammates1
Invests and is interested in personal and professional growth1
Maintains effective work life balance1
Motivated by making community/world impact1
Stays true to own values with integrity1

Teammates see Michael at work as...

Hard Working1

I worry that my teammates might perceive me as…

...overwhelming and a burden.

I am trying to put a lot of things and changes in place at once and I though some will acknowledge the long term impact of this, I worry that in the short-term I come across as just another thing people have to think about that is not a priority. In trying to help, I worry I am adding to the heavy load of our people.

I learn best by…

doing itwriting it downblocking time to do it
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You will make my freakin day if you…

private praise / thank you!earth shattering hi fiveshare a problem

I'm energized at work by…

getting sh*t done.solving problemshelping others succeed

How I stand out

Creates warm, caring relationships with teammatesInvests and is interested in personal and professional growthConsistently hits goals and is a high performerCollaborates effectively with teammatesManages feelings of self and others during conflict

My areas for growth

Willing to openly have difficult conversationsStays composed throughout conflict or difficult situationsMentors and develops teammates for their growth
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My core values


I work best as a…

Some mix of execution and strategy. I love doing tasks and the high-level strategy conversations.
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Things that deeply motivate me…

Helping others ❤️Getting things done ✅Being my most authentic self 🎨Learning as much as I can 🤓Having a good time 🕺Working with people I love 🥰

I like to get feedback when its given…

in the moment1:1emailslack/email okwith kindnesswith contextwith examplesmonthly
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I really admire teammates who are…

Curious, inspiring, empathetic, caring, driven and approachable

Me when sh*t hits the fan

Michael Ratcliffe when sh*t hits the fan

The best environment for me is:

time for deep work in the AMzero back to back meetings

How I try to show up at work

RespectfulThoughtfulOrganizedEnthusiasticReliableHard WorkingFairEncouraging
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Things I'd love to learn

Something I NEED to learn more about is coding and our tech stacks.

During Tech interviews I recognise the names of things and can ask high level Yes/No questions, but I would really love to have a deeper understanding of these kinds of terms and what they mean in relation to what we are building.

My Candor Graph

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