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Issue 14 Interview with Laura Roeder, Founder + CEO of MeetEdgar

Every few weeks, I ask one question to a founder, CEO, manager, or business owner I respect…

A chat with Laura Roeder

Laura Roeder is the founder and CEO of MeetEdgar, a social media scheduling platform tool with over 7,000 customers. As a founder who bootstrapped her company to $4MM in annual recurring revenue in 2.5 years, Laura shares her biggest leadership lessons around letting go as a manager.

Transcript of the interview is here.

Latest reads

Almost 70% of US managers are scared to talk to their employees
“A full 69% of respondents said that they found “communicating in general” to be the hardest part about communicating with employees.” Written by Corinne Purtill, Quartz

Why People Really Quit Their Jobs
“Our engagement survey results told a different story: When we wanted to keep people and they left anyway, it wasn’t because of their manager…at least not in the way we expected.” Written by Lori Goler, Janelle Gale, Brynn Harrington, and Adam Grant, Harvard Business Review

How To Communicate With People Who Disagree With You
“New research suggests these written arguments may not be the best approach.” Written by Michael Grothaus, Fast Company

Why I Rejected My Manager
“After multiple attempts without success, I decided the best way to maintain a working relationship was simply conforming to Jane’s work style.” Written by Mianya Ong

Favorite reads

How leaders kill meaning at work
“The first, and fundamental, requirement is that the work be meaningful to the people doing it.” Written by Teresa Amabile and Steven Kramer, McKinsey Quarterly (this is an all-time favorite piece of mine)

How to Assess Emotional Intelligence During the Interview Process
“Among employees who fail to meet expectations during their first 18 months on the job, 23% fail due to low emotional intelligence.” Written by Karla Cook

The Right Culture: Not Just About Employee Satisfaction
“Organizations have more success with engagement and improve business performance when they treat employees as stakeholders of their own future and the company’s future.” Written by Jim Harter and Annamarie Mann, Gallup

Your mean boss is secretly miserable
“A new study published by the Academy of Management Journal finds that in reality, a boss’s explosive behavior or habit of ridiculing subordinates in front of others actually makes them feel pretty awful, too.” Written by Jena McGregor, Washington Post

Just for fun

Productivity is dangerous
A really interesting take: Do you need to really, actually, need to be doing any more than you actually are?

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