Nathan Tanner

Friday Favorites: 5 best things I read this week (3/4/16)

LinkedIn CEO passing his $14 million stock grant to employees
In the face of LinkedIn’s 40% stock drop, Jeff Weiner forgoes his equity grant and gives it to employees. Very cool.

Competence is the enemy of change by Seth Godin
Written in 1999, this is a fantastic read about the need to continually develop ourselves. And his words ring even more true a decade and a half later. “It doesn’t take a lot of time to change, it takes will. The will to change. The will to take a risk. The will to become incompetent – at least for a while.”

How this ex-Yelp employee blew her chances for a raise by Liz Wiseman
Solid advice on both when and how to have difficult compensation discussions. (Hint: don’t talk about it when you’re angry.)

To counteroffer or not to counteroffer… by Kevin Delaney
An employee tells you she has a job offer and is leaving unless you counter. What do you do? A Silicon Valley HR executive offers advice.

How Stephen Curry broke his own 3-point record
Because who can’t get excited about a lifetime underdog revolutionizing the game of basketball? And did you see his game-winning shot against the Thunder? Wow.

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