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The One Sign You Have Incredible Mental Toughness
April 6, 2015
The One Sign You Have Incredible Mental Toughness

I heard him yell my name from his big office — “Brian, do you have a minute?” “I guess I do now,” I thought as I crawled out of my cube and strolled down the hall. “Yes?”…

The Secret to an Awesome Event: Your Weekly Innovation
April 2, 2015
The Secret to an Awesome Event: Your Weekly Innovation

The events industry is in trouble. Last year, a survey conducted by Eventbrite and Hubspot found that despite ballooning event budgets, 51% of event organizers saw no…

How Smart Employees Trick Their Boss
April 1, 2015
How Smart Employees Trick Their Boss

On Monday, I wrote about How Deceptive Leaders Hurt Employees. I explained that during times of stress, telling someone to “Just relax” insults them. It’s shallow and…

Securely Share Your Visual Product Roadmap
April 1, 2015
Securely Share Your Visual Product Roadmap

Did someone ask you for your product roadmap today? Or request a delivery date for that game-changing new feature? Sharing your product roadmap with internal colleagues…

The One Lie Deceptive Leaders Tell
March 30, 2015
The One Lie Deceptive Leaders Tell

I have been to two funerals in the last month. Sarah, my sister-in-law, passed away at 40, leaving my brother and his two kids to keep going without her. And I just…

When Your Boss Throws You Under the Bus
March 26, 2015
When Your Boss Throws You Under the Bus

On Tuesday, I wrote about How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus. The title surprised many of my friends and colleagues. They thought I was actually…

How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus
March 24, 2015
How Smart Managers Throw Employees Under the Bus

Your co-worker just made another terrible mistake. And you are going to suffer because of it. You both look bad now, and you are tired of being frowned upon for his…

Salesforce + Aha! = Build What Customers Really Want and Sell More of It
March 24, 2015
Salesforce + Aha! = Build What Customers Really Want and Sell More of It

Your Sales and Support teams work with your customers every day and it’s time they had a seat at the innovation table too. While we built Aha! with product managers in…

Why This CEO Hates Brainstorming
March 23, 2015
Why This CEO Hates Brainstorming

I get the cold shivers whenever I hear someone say, “We need to figure that out.” I should not, but I sadly do. A lackluster CEO whom I once worked with would use this…

Put Big Employee Ideas into Action: Your Weekly Innovation
March 19, 2015
Put Big Employee Ideas into Action: Your Weekly Innovation

In today’s fast-paced world, every business can benefit from a better way to manage change. Being able to quickly adapt is a competitive advantage, allowing companies to…