Mis-aligned context is responsible for a lot of miscommunication. Shreyas Doshi coming from tech (Stripe, Google, Twitter, Yahoo) says it’s because they are talking about a different one of these 3 contexts:
Optics, Impact or ExecutionShreya Doshi
Finding alignment on the context first makes things much simpler, he says, in this Farnam Street Knowledge Project Podcast.
He makes several other excellent points: Although, he says, we know people learn best from entertaining content, so you should shape your presentations to be interesting and entertaining. But:
It is actually not in your best interest to be the kind of person who only learns from entertaining content
And while we know people work best where they have great managers:
You should turn yourself into a person who can do really good work even without having a great manager.
Very nice reframing, and worth a listen.