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The 4 Worst Habits of the Absent Boss
December 14, 2015
The 4 Worst Habits of the Absent Boss

I once had a boss who preferred planes to work. And I am not talking about the type of planes that you use to go meet with customers and partners. He preferred little…

3 Ways You Can Finally Stop Feature Creep
December 14, 2015
3 Ways You Can Finally Stop Feature Creep

A universal law of product management: There are always more feature requests than available development time.

One Reason You Are Not Getting an Interview
December 7, 2015
One Reason You Are Not Getting an Interview

Do you like being ignored? I didn’t think so. And yet it is a very common feeling for prospective job hunters today. In fact, I would say a little too common.

The One Thing Driving Your Boss Crazy
December 2, 2015
The One Thing Driving Your Boss Crazy

Your usually chipper boss seems irritated with you lately and you cannot figure out why. You miss the old days when you felt like you could do no wrong. But this morning…

Kind People Show Their #Hatitude
November 24, 2015
Kind People Show Their #Hatitude

It all started with an idea to start showing more gratitude and a goofy hat — a green-and-white snapback cap that was a family gift collecting dust in my closet. For the…

The One Sign You Are Too Busy
November 22, 2015
The One Sign You Are Too Busy

I write a lot about the myth of “work-life balance.” Longtime readers know that I believe we cannot separate these two things from each other since everything worth doing…

Your Co-Worker Just Stole Your Idea — Now What?
November 19, 2015
Your Co-Worker Just Stole Your Idea — Now What?

I was humbled by the great response to last week’s post, “How to Steal Your Co-Workers’ Ideas.” Close to 10,000 readers took time to read it and nearly 60 shared their…

That Painful Meeting — And How I Became a Curious Product Manager
November 17, 2015
That Painful Meeting — And How I Became a Curious Product Manager

Curiosity is a fundamental trait that product managers cannot afford to lose. Explore what makes curious product managers such great team leaders.