I’m available on all channels (email, Skype, Slack, etc.) and always reachable, but not working 24/7
Be crisp. Start with the headlines. I prefer bullet points to prose.
I appreciate a heads-up email or text prior to calls/meetings that would otherwise be a surprise, or if a call is required after-hours
Be willing to hear my voice and recommendations
Be open to my questions
If you have a strong preference for how a deliverable should be structured, let me know
Tell me what I need to know, not what you think I want to hear
If you make a mistake or think something is heading off the rails, please tell me before the crash. Failure is great (as long as you learn quickly); surprises are not.
Ways I like to receive feedback
I love to learn and aim to always be a work in progress. I see all feedback as a learning opportunity - please include examples and suggestions on how I / it could be better/different
I’d rather have difficult conversations than things be unspoken or inauthentic, so just be straight with me
Direct, face to face
What people might misunderstand about me
I am naturally introverted but have become more of an ambivert over time.
Having taken many different personality tests, I don’t place much stock in the MBTI assessment (ISTJ), nor several others. I think they can be helpful indicators but should not be concrete labels.
Please don't interpret my tendency to work alone or heads down as being aloof/disengaged
When I become part of a team, I gradually express myself more - joking around, feeling at ease, and being my truest self.
Quiet is one of my strengths
As I get to know a team, I become more extroverted and playful
I sometimes speak with a tone of conviction about a particular marketing topic. Or, I might raise a flag about something that can be improved, though I might not have a proposed solution. This is only because I'm passionate about my work and want to make sure the team has a shared understanding. I want things to be better.
I'm open-minded and think things can be done in different ways, so let's figure out the team approach together.