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5 Secret Skills Every Great Leader Must Discover
July 9, 2015
5 Secret Skills Every Great Leader Must Discover

I once had a boss that made life miserable. Every day he seemed to go out of his way to change my priorities and present my ideas and work as his own. I was trapped in…

How Successful Product Managers Work With Tough Sales Teams
July 7, 2015
How Successful Product Managers Work With Tough Sales Teams

It always feels the same. You can tell by the tone in her voice. The VP of Sales is angry, very angry. That is because the latest release did not have the feature that…

How You Can Work Less and Get Rich
July 6, 2015
How You Can Work Less and Get Rich

Which part of the title interested you most — working less? More money? Or both? Most people I know like both equally. You know the get-rich fantasy images — the boat,…

Meet Wayne, The World's Most Rotten VP of Product
June 30, 2015
Meet Wayne, The World's Most Rotten VP of Product

It’s hard to escape FIFA these days. The arrests of several officials on corruption charges have made global headlines for the past few months now. Clearly this is bigger…

Introducing the New Aha! Enterprise+ Plan
June 29, 2015
Introducing the New Aha! Enterprise+ Plan

We have been humbled by the feedback and growth of Aha! We are growing fast, very fast. We feel fortunate to have this opportunity and to work with so many great people…

How to Recover From a Horrible Interview
June 16, 2015
How to Recover From a Horrible Interview

There are bad interviews, and then there are BAD interviews. Sometimes the interview just starts off wrong, like you have the wrong address, wrong day, wrong time, and…

5 Habits of Hyper-Productive Product Managers
June 9, 2015
5 Habits of Hyper-Productive Product Managers

The most productive product managers are like many other high achievers. They seem to get more done in a month than most do in a year. When you find one you do everything…

How Confident Managers Stop the Office Bully
June 7, 2015
How Confident Managers Stop the Office Bully

Every office seems to have one – the one person everyone is hiding from and complaining about. You know him — the office bully. He is in some ways worse than a…

The One Sign Your Employees Will Leave
June 5, 2015
The One Sign Your Employees Will Leave

Your department is growing quickly. Life couldn’t be better. Everyone is present and accounted for…hmmm…except Joe is not at his desk. In fact, it looks like…

Why Fear Kills Your Creativity
June 3, 2015
Why Fear Kills Your Creativity

I was blown away by the response of Sunday’s article, “Why Cruel Leaders Get All the Love.” More than 100,000 readers took time to read the post, and more than 250 left…

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