🔗 We’re in the midst of a fundamental shift in leadership

We’re in the midst of a fundamental shift in leadership - Fast Company Social psychologists John French and Bertram Raven‘s time-tested framework described five bases of interpersonal power, or the ability to effect change. … Here is the six-element version of the framework: Legitimate power is inherent in a position, such as a supervisor’s job title. … Reward power stems from the ability to grant bonuses, raises, promotions, and privileges. Coercive power relies on the ability to punish via termination, demotion, undesirable scheduling, or unpleasant assignments....

May 1, 2024 · 1 min · 167 words

🔗 Building Bluesky with a small team

Building Bluesky: a Distributed Social Network (Real-World Engineering Challenges) Rapid growth. The product went from zero to 5 million users in around 12 months after announcing an invite-only beta. Small team. Bluesky was built with a small team of 3 engineers during the first year, and with 12 software engineers at the time of publication.

April 23, 2024 · 1 min · 55 words