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Try This When Your Boss Yells: 'We Do Not Do It Like That'
October 3, 2016
Try This When Your Boss Yells: 'We Do Not Do It Like That'

Why is it that negative memories have a way of standing out? This is true for personal experiences as well as professional ones. I remember starting a new job many years…

Can We Talk About the Elephant in Your Office?
September 29, 2016
Can We Talk About the Elephant in Your Office?

You are not imagining things. There is indeed an elephant in your office. Everyone tries to tip-toe around the beast — yet it is becoming increasingly difficult. You see,…

Your Startup Does Not Need "Adult Supervision"
September 27, 2016
Your Startup Does Not Need "Adult Supervision"

Startup life can be unpredictable. Recognize that you have a rare opportunity to lead and discover the steps to get started on the right foot.

No One Cares About Your Business Strategy
September 22, 2016
No One Cares About Your Business Strategy

Recognize this scenario? You join the leadership team at the annual offsite to work on next year’s strategy. The location is somewhere expensive and beautiful.…

Why I Love Micromanagers
September 19, 2016
Why I Love Micromanagers

I love micromanagers. Now, you are probably thinking, “Are you for real?” It is true. Micromanagers are heroes in my world. It’s ok if you consider me crazy. I know what…

Visualize Your Product Roadmap Strategy
September 15, 2016
Visualize Your Product Roadmap Strategy

Great products are typically the result of having a breakthrough plan. That’s a strategy. Aha! makes it easy to set your product vision, goals, and strategic initiatives…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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