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5 Ways Successful Remote Employees Stay Engaged
August 3, 2016
5 Ways Successful Remote Employees Stay Engaged

Work is not a place. It is possible for remote teams to feel engaged, connected, and fulfilled. Read these 5 ways for keeping remote teammates happy and productive.

How Product Managers Defeat Feature Creep
August 2, 2016
How Product Managers Defeat Feature Creep

Feature creep can be an uncomfortable reality for many product managers. It crept into my work when I was a product manager at a large company, navigating many product…

Hey Boss: Stop Trying to “Empower” Me
July 28, 2016
Hey Boss: Stop Trying to “Empower” Me

Have you noticed a certain trend in leadership circles? Career advice columns and business consultants are encouraging leaders to “empower” their teams to promote…

4 Skills You Need to Succeed — No Talent Required
July 25, 2016
4 Skills You Need to Succeed — No Talent Required

Some memes make the rounds online regularly. One that often pops up is the list of “10 things that require zero talent.” From big-picture traits like passion to daily…

How to Spot the Weasel in Your Office
July 21, 2016
How to Spot the Weasel in Your Office

Everyone is talking these days about “Pokemon Go.” Nintendo’s augmented reality game is sending kids and grownups wandering into the streets searching for Pokestops. The…

9 Business Quotes From the Silver Screen for Entrepreneurs
July 19, 2016
9 Business Quotes From the Silver Screen for Entrepreneurs

Do you have a favorite movie quote? Read these 9 inspirational movie quotes to get in touch with your inner entrepreneur.

You Don't Need a Vacation
July 14, 2016
You Don't Need a Vacation

Summer is in full swing. Time to pack up the car and head out for a holiday. Time to get outside, enjoy the sunshine, and kick back — right?

The Biggest Opportunity Most Startups Miss
July 11, 2016
The Biggest Opportunity Most Startups Miss

The tide is turning for some startups. I have seen the worried faces in Silicon Valley — and they are not without reason. Funds that were easy to snag in the past are now…

The Wrong Way to Make Your Resume Stand Out
July 7, 2016
The Wrong Way to Make Your Resume Stand Out

It is still a tough job market out there. And some folks will go to great lengths to get noticed by employers and recruiters. Jobseekers even grab headlines for the…

Ask This Question to Find Your Dream Job
June 30, 2016
Ask This Question to Find Your Dream Job

About 10 years ago I made an important career decision. I decided that I only wanted to work on cloud-based software. I recognized this fact after many job interviews…

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