Black Swan #5 – Managers are not OK

BetaKit podcast

It’s a hard time to be a boss.

“I don’t know what matters anymore – I’ve lost my guideposts.”
– Johnathan Nightingale

Right now, every tech company is scrambling to survive. The managers at these companies are responsible for their teams – making sure they’re OK, and able to do their jobs as best they can.

But how can they take care of their employees when it’s so hard to take care of themselves?

It’s a good time to talk about managing in a crisis.

Outside my former colleagues at Research in Motion, there are few people I know in Canadian tech who have experience in dealing with global crises. We have two of them on this episode of the Black Swan podcast: Melissa & Jonathan Nightingale, co-founders of Raw Signal Group.

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Hosted by Douglas Soltys & Rob Kenedi. Edited by Kattie Laur. Produced with support from TWG.

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys

Douglas Soltys is the Editor-in-Chief of BetaKit and founder of BetaKit Incorporated. He has worked for a few failed companies and written about many more. He spends too much time on the Internet.