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Do Your Company’s Core Values Mirror Your Own Values?
January 17, 2018
Do Your Company’s Core Values Mirror Your Own Values?

Ideally your core values will line up with the company you work for. But that does not always happen. Learn how you can live true to your values when the values of your…

Hey Product Manager: Do These 4 Things in 2018
January 16, 2018
Hey Product Manager: Do These 4 Things in 2018

Most product managers I know are optimistic realists. I am both — a former product manager and an optimistic realist. So call me biased. You could say it is their nature,…

This Is Why You Dread Going to Work
January 15, 2018
This Is Why You Dread Going to Work

It wakes you up in the middle of the night. Your palms sweat and your mind races. Toss, turn. Toss, turn. Until finally the alarm goes “bing!” and you face the source of…

Can You Be Perfect Every Day?
January 9, 2018
Can You Be Perfect Every Day?

There are moments in all of our lives when we experience a deep sense of satisfaction. When we have worked incredibly hard and realized our true best. Instant flashes of…

The Future of Product Management
January 4, 2018
The Future of Product Management

I care about product managers. A lot. This should not be a surprise. If you have been reading this blog for some time, then you know that I once was one. Product managers…

No Authority? No Problem. Here’s How to Get Respect at Work
January 2, 2018
No Authority? No Problem. Here’s How to Get Respect at Work

We called him “Rodney.” It may have been cruel but this guy got no respect at work. Loud and rude and always asking for a special favor or seeking a shortcut to get…

What This CEO Learned After Writing More Than 100 Blogs in 2017
December 27, 2017
What This CEO Learned After Writing More Than 100 Blogs in 2017

I have a hard time slowing down. A voice in my head always says, “Why wait? Keep going.” So, I almost never stop. I quickly move forward from finishing one project to…

The One Thing Successful Founders Do to Create Winning Teams
December 20, 2017
The One Thing Successful Founders Do to Create Winning Teams

Were you an awkward teenager? Not yet an adult but not a kid anymore. I know there were times when I was not quite sure where I fit in and what my role was. This is the…

Hey Customer: Stop Treating Me Like a Jerk
December 19, 2017
Hey Customer: Stop Treating Me Like a Jerk

Angry customers. I have encountered a few. And I bet you have too — even if it was just in passing. Have you ever walked into a store and a rage-filled return in…

Use These 4 Words to Be More Productive in 2018
December 13, 2017
Use These 4 Words to Be More Productive in 2018

One day. Then two more. Still silence. This was several years ago when I was working at a large software company. I had sent an email to a colleague, hoping to address an…

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