Does The Watercooler help leaders grow?

We recently launched an online leadership community, The Watercooler. One member, Oana Filip of Pixelgrade, shares her experience as a part of it.


“Leadership, as any other management concepts, can be tricky to understand and internalize.”

Oana Filip, a digital strategist at Pixelgrade, wrote this recently. And I couldn’t agree more. Learning how to grow as a leader can feel like an amorphous thing to do.

Personally, I’ve found myself frustrated that there didn’t seem to be an accessible, high-quality way to get support and advice from fellow leaders, so I could improve my own leadership skills. So we at Know Your Company decided to build our own online community for leaders: The Watercooler.

I’ve been blown away, quite frankly by the reception. In less than 90 days, we have 400 leaders (and counting!) from all over the world, participating in 700+ conversations. From “how to run an all-hands meeting” to “how to let go of someone” to “the best questions to ask during a one-on-one” to “how to hire more diversely” — I’m surprised every day by the vulnerability in people’s responses, and the generosity of wisdom that fellow members offer to each other.

Oana is one of these 400 Watercooler members. On her own accord, she decided to write up some of her own personal experiences in The Watercooler. She writes:

“There are three specific areas in which I feel that The Watercooler brings me huge worth.”

Read her 3 takeaways as a Watercooler member here.


At the very least, I hope her insights help you along your own path of growth as a leader.





Written by Claire Lew

CEO of Know Your Team. My mission in life is to help people become happier at work.

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