- Career Development: What It Really Means to be a Manager, Director, or VP
While Dave is not a fan of many leveling approaches, he is a fan of defining the use of Manager, Director, and VP in job titles: Managers are paid to drive results with some support Directors are paid to drive results with little or no supervision VPs are paid to make the plan
- The Skill Grid
Lex provides a public design skill grid with dozens of skills. With so many skills, she introduces the concept of skill groups to help organize them. She uses 6 skill groups: Facilitation, Visual Design, Interaction Design, Research, Business Strategy, and Development. Lex also provides insight into her process for how she tracks her own ongoing skill development.
- Having Career Conversations
Joe explains how there are 2 desired outcomes from a career planning conversations: 1) Clear Goal(s) 2) An understanding of the motivations that underlie the goal(s) He then provides a concrete list of suggestions on how to juggle the cultural and organizational dynamics of providing career advice.