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Hey Boss: Your Chaos Is Making Me Anxious
February 23, 2017

Hey Boss: Your Chaos Is Making Me Anxious

Have you ever had a boss who seemed to leave behind a trail of disaster? I have. Too many times. There was the boss who threatened team members when he did not like an answer…

Stop Worrying About VCs Stealing Your Idea
February 22, 2017

Stop Worrying About VCs Stealing Your Idea

A friend approached me last year about starting a software company that would be an add-on in the Salesforce AppExchange. He was in the beginning stages and needed some advice. He…

The 8 Rude "Animal" Types of Bosses
February 15, 2017

The 8 Rude "Animal" Types of Bosses

Ever work with someone who hogs all the credit? Or a parrot who never seems to have an original idea? I bet you can think of a few people who act more like zoo animals than the…

You Are An Executive (You Just Don't Know It Yet)
February 9, 2017

You Are An Executive (You Just Don't Know It Yet)

She said I had an “executive presence.” This was coming from the VP of a product team I worked on early in my career. And she told me I only needed to speak up a bit more and earn…

You Do Not Need a Chief Happiness Officer
January 31, 2017

You Do Not Need a Chief Happiness Officer

Nap pods. Stairs replaced with slides. A full-size Ferris wheel. No, I am not talking about an adult arcade hall. These are all real (and over-the-top) ways companies try to keep…

Sorry, Boss — But Your Apology Stinks
January 23, 2017

Sorry, Boss — But Your Apology Stinks

It should be simple. But there are many ways to screw up a perfectly good apology. There is the over-apology — as if saying “I’m really, really sorry” carries more weight. There is…

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