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8 Wimpy Words Leaders Use When Giving Feedback
September 13, 2016

8 Wimpy Words Leaders Use When Giving Feedback

Do you ever dread sending off an important report to your boss? I once reported to a VP who replied to emails with vague and unhelpful feedback about three days after I asked for…

How Tough Product Managers Pick Fights
September 12, 2016

How Tough Product Managers Pick Fights

How many times do people “ping” you at work each day? For product managers, the answer is probably something like: “Oh, I’ve stopped counting.” Feedback comes in from so many…

5 Signs You Should Be a Product Manager
September 7, 2016

5 Signs You Should Be a Product Manager

Are you considering a career in product management? Or has someone told you that you’d make a great product manager, perhaps even seemingly out of the blue? If so, you are likely…

Really? Your Office Culture Is Defined by "No"
September 6, 2016

Really? Your Office Culture Is Defined by "No"

Take a moment and think about your colleagues. Which ones are the naysayers? You know — the people who you think of as the “The Mallet” for their ability to smash promising ideas…

Stop Handing Out Business Cards
September 1, 2016

Stop Handing Out Business Cards

I finally decided to recycle the last box of business cards that I had collected from various connections over the years. There was no good reason to hang onto them anymore — most…

Hey Boss: This Job Is Making Me Sick
August 25, 2016

Hey Boss: This Job Is Making Me Sick

I have worked for a number of different leaders. The best ones had a clear vision, shared their goals, and were eager to help people accomplish them. They also focused on outcomes…

In Defense of the Office Weasel
August 23, 2016

In Defense of the Office Weasel

Who knew weasels were so popular? The response to my recent post “How to Spot the Weasel in Your Office” was overwhelming. To date, more than 80,000 people have read it and 300…

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