1. Failure IS an Option
Mayer emphasizes that you should try any idea and not be afraid of failure, but you need to know when to abandon ship and leave a bad idea before the damage is irreversible.
2. Talent Recognizes Talent
Many engineers are already comfortable with the idea of agile development, which relies on frequent feedback and constant iteration. So they really respond to bringing the same agile approach to managing their careers.
3. Don’t Forget the Fundamentals
There are several basic qualities that all inspiring leaders share, and Mayer is no exception. She is an expert at getting people excited about her ideas, she is passionate about what she does , she’s a persuasive speaker, and she is an excellent motivator.
4. Be a Leader and a Mentor
Mayer understands that it’s important, as a leader, to be a mentor, too. “Employees, especially young people, want more than a paycheck,” Mayer said. In other words, people want to find meaning from their work. Employees can add their names to a board outside their office and sign up for time to meet with Mayer 1:1 about anything they chose.
adapted from work.com