Summary of 42 Rules to Lead By from the Man Who Defined Google's Product Strategy

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What makes a great leader? First Round Review offers practical wisdom on leadership from former Google senior vice president of products Jonathan Rosenberg. The 42 “rules” aren’t groundbreaking, but they do serve as a good reminder about what it takes to be in charge, meet goals and inspire a team. getAbstract recommends this article to business executives and new leaders looking for simple strategies to improve their leadership skills.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to foster good communication with your staff,
  • How to ensure you hire the best people for your company’s needs, and
  • How to encourage an innovative and productive company culture.

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First Round Review is the blog of First Round Capital: a seed-stage venture firm.



Effective leadership requires understanding how to guide your employees toward greater productivity and creativity. But what actions, specifically, will yield these desired results? Former Google senior vice president of products Jonathan Rosenberg has concrete advice:

First and foremost, great leaders must communicate clearly and succinctly. Don’t be afraid to repeat yourself to get your message through. Show your employees you trust them by sharing information. Leadership and teaching go hand-in-hand; good teachers...

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