Jeff Morris Jr.

Jeff Morris Jr. quotes on leadership

Founder at ChapterOne, an early-stage product fund. Building Product Club this summer. Before VP Product, Revenue at Tinder.

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1

Managers should be called coaches. Reframing the role will change the mindset of every employee who is given the special responsibility of developing their teammates careers. Being a “manager” is an outdated concept that was created many generations ago. Aspire to be a coach.

2

Startups are a crazy balance between: 1. Unscalable work: 1:1 conversations w/ customers, personal emails, phone calls, etc. 2. Preparing to scale: knowing you must automate unscalable work to grow, even when you're winning. Knowing how to transition from #1 to #2 is an art.

3

Mediocre managers treat you like a report. Good managers treat you like a teammate. Amazing managers treat you like a partner. Find the last one.

4

Most companies have tons of underutilized talent: * Employees overlooked during executive transitions. * Teammates who struggle to scale with a startup as the company grows. * People in the wrong role. Find these people and help them be productive. You can change their life.

5

Build products with: * Teammates who inspire you to be more creative when you share ideas. * Leaders who challenge you to become a better version of yourself. * Companies who trust you to own the products you build and hold you accountable for their success and failure.

6

At the end of the day, we're all trying to win. * Resist the urge to speak poorly about competition. * Listen to product ideas from unheard voices and be known as someone who gives thoughtful feedback. * Congratulate other product teams when they do something you admire.

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