McAndrews’ Management Maxims


Listening to Brian McAndrews from Madrona Venture Group give his management advice from decades of work at General Mills, ABC, Disney, aQuantive and Microsoft. His management maxims are below. Hard to disagree with these in any business, and worth sharing.

1. Set clear objectives, hold accountable, get out the way
2. Micromanagement does not scale
3. It is far more important to be respected than liked
4. Give employees the right to be wrong
5. No jerks
6. Have a bias for action
7. Live (or die) by your company values