Shopify's solution seems a little radical to me. Having multiple 1x1s for a team seems wasteful and inefficient. A project team is called a team because they all need to work together, rely on one another, must coordinate / cooperate to achieve the mission.

Should a football coach have eleven…

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Leadership is a hands-on, active role. Welcoming, soliciting, and using bottom-up feedback is important, but the leader cannot be passive. He or she must actively engage up, down, and sideways to ensure communication flow as well as to provide guidance and feedback. Good piece!

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Mark McMillion

Retired Army officer with two tours in Baghdad, married with four kids. Proud West Virginian and West Point grad. Works available on Amazon.