Applications go through a review process.
Books are one-sided, conferences are expensive and time-consuming, and your go-to mentors and advisers are not always available (nor do they always have the answers you're looking for!).
Missing a place for leaders to learn through meaningful conversation without being present in-person, we created The Watercooler. In this highly-moderated online community, executives, managers and founders can talk honestly about the challenges of being a leader, and to support one another.
Really impressed with the new leadership community Know Your Company launched. I've shared and learned a lot already.
Books, talks, articles, courses or anything worth sharing and discussing.
Organization structure, goals, employee handbook, values, mission.
1-on-1s, feedback, reviews, career growth, check-ins, promoting people.
Best practices, salary range, job description, interviews, hiring committee.
Inappropriate behavior, body odor, harassment, firing people, conflict.
Healthcare, 401ks, paid time off, flexible hours, equity/options, profit-sharing.
Challenges of building a great remote environment.
Growing the business, product strategy, work-life balance, social events.
It's easy to feel isolated in leadership. The Watercooler is a daily reminder that we're in this together and can help each other.
We value leaders who have a shared commitment to becoming better - those who come from a place of humility and honesty. Upholding those qualities are important and is the only way we can ensure an open dialogue on sometimes tough and personal topics.
As a result, we have a strict review process for members. You can either be referred to The Watercooler by a current member, or you can apply for membership here.
We charge a small fee to cover our costs and help maintain a high-quality moderated community. You can cancel at any time.
The Watercooler has become one of my internet pitstops, providing a daily dose of inspiration on how to build great businesses, straight from those doing it every day.