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Please Do Not Send a Cover Letter Like This
January 12, 2017

Please Do Not Send a Cover Letter Like This

I am often surprised by what people choose to send as cover letters. Typos, broken links, and rambling emails. I also see messages like this one: “I was looking for work-from-home…

You Are Bored at Work — Go Ahead and Admit It
January 10, 2017

You Are Bored at Work — Go Ahead and Admit It

Are you allergic to boredom? If you like achieving I will bet you are. There is always something new to learn and do. But no matter how busy you are sometimes the boredom lingers.…

You Cannot Buy This Priceless Tool
January 9, 2017

You Cannot Buy This Priceless Tool

Is there a fee for being happy at work? I recently saw an ad suggesting that there might be. A software company promised to boost employee engagement and retention with its…

What Kind of Product Manager Will You Be in 2017?
January 4, 2017

What Kind of Product Manager Will You Be in 2017?

“What kind of product manager will you be this year?” This was THE QUESTION that smacked me early on in my career. I had just come back from a holiday break and was catching up…

Is "Good Enough" Really Good Enough for You?
December 29, 2016

Is "Good Enough" Really Good Enough for You?

Think back to your high school years. Remember that one kid who just seemed to have “it”? The classmate who everyone was sure would be a great success. Mine was smart and…

What Is Your Career Sentence?
December 27, 2016

What Is Your Career Sentence?

What do you want out of your career? Think beyond job titles and salary. Focus on the overarching vision for your professional life — the work that is going to make you happy and…

There Is a Bear Hibernating in Your Office
December 20, 2016

There Is a Bear Hibernating in Your Office

Let me set the scene. It is sometime after noon. The hypnotic hum of fluorescent lights, the drone of hushed conversations, the rhythmic tapping of keys. The thermostat nudged up…

The 17 Great Myths of Product Management
December 19, 2016

The 17 Great Myths of Product Management

We issued a warning to product managers last month — beware of bad advice. The Aha! Customer Success team (all former product managers) weighed in. And many of you added your own…

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