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Continuing the Club for the Glue People
My work-life right now is casually titled “experiments with friends.” I’ve been exploring what I want to do next by (a) focusing on finding joy at work and (b) creating experiments that feel impactful to me with people that I love working with every day.
There are several different experiments going on (maybe too many), and I’ll share more about the others over time, but our first generation of the Club for the Glue People has brought me, Ashley, and Kate so much joy.
It’s brought us joy because the people that are in the Glue People Club have been so fun to get to know, and they have also been full of energy to build a strong community that they can benefit from. I have learned so much from the time I’ve spent with the smaller circles and in our bi-weekly big group sessions. Being an operator can sometimes feel lonely, so it’s been amazing to watch this community lean on and learn from each other. Every week it is so joyful to see people take away valuable lessons or new ideas for problems that they are grappling with.
Over the course of the last eight weeks, we have talked about:
Alignment: Why strong clear vision and clear north star goals/metrics matter for teams, and how to create something simple enough that even the interns remember it
Org Design: How to connect your business with the way you organize your people, and how your business should dictate your org design and which leader should be the strongest
Letting Go: Sometimes as an operator it’s important to realize that “it’s not your company,” it’s the founder’s.
Culture: How what you do matters much more than what you say, and how many companies get that balance, focus, and emphasis wrong.
And so much more…
Today we’re launching the application for our second cohort. You can read more about the experience and apply over here.
We’re also creating an annual membership experience so that our community can continue to stick together and help each other out.
Now that it’s a community with an annual membership, maybe my Club for the Glue People doesn’t feel like an experiment anymore… but I’m excited to continue to try new things and to learn from this wonderful group of folks.
If you identify as a glue person (you know who you are…), feel free to come join us!