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Take Massive Action in 2020 Sep 01, 2021

9 Steps to Achieving Big, Audacious Goals

January is a time when many of us are in goal-setting mode. And while we may start with good intentions and a plan, sometimes we can't seem to make them stick. Our goals become static, boring, and after time, they are forgotten or overridden by...

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Choose Gratitude Sep 01, 2021

The ability to choose gratitude at work has changed my life.

Two years ago, I was eight rounds of chemo and 28 days of radiation into my stage 3 cancer treatment. I spent years dealing with toxic work culture, managers who loved to micro-manage, and negative work environments. I choose to take...

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The Kind Product Leader Sep 01, 2021

Does your organization see kindness as a weakness or an asset in leadership? Does your product team see leadership as a strength to building innovative teams?

I once worked for a senior product management leader who was so unkind that I would come home each night and just collapse in front of...

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Let's Change Bosses Day to Leaders Day Sep 01, 2021

Did you know today is National Boss’s Day? Boss's Day has traditionally been a day for employees to thank their bosses for being kind and fair throughout the year. Yet isn't having a boss who is kind and fair throughout the year a fundamental employee right? Shouldn't...

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Love to Lead as a Product Manager Sep 01, 2021

Product Managers are leaders. Period. 

Product Management is serious work and has significant implications on the success of an organization.

You want to inspire innovation and collaboration to be great product manager. To do this, you need to enjoy leading and influencing.

Not the...

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Feedback through Stories Sep 01, 2021

It’s that time of year when many managers and employees are going through the dreaded performance review process. The idea of giving or receiving anything less than “you rock” puts many of us into a tailspin of anxiety and stress. In the past, when I was getting ready for a...

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Gratitude for Beginners Sep 01, 2021

As we approach International Women’s Day tomorrow, many of us express “thank you” to our mothers, sisters, and fellow women at work. We think about those who influenced and made a difference in our lives. We celebrate the women around us.

Today I’m expressing gratitude...

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Lessons from Brene Brown. Courage at Work Sep 01, 2021

It’s Wednesday at Workhuman 2019 in Nashville and people are networking, looking at product demos, having their professional headshots taken, and enjoying themselves during an afternoon break.

In spite of the activity, the crowd slowly starts to get in line in front of the...

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Stories and Leadership Sep 01, 2021

“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” - Norman Vincent Peale

What stories go through your head as you walk around your office? As you meet with individuals on your team? Stories impact leadership, innovation, productivity, and organizational growth. How can stories be...

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Make Goals Big and Audacious Sep 01, 2021

Throughout my life, I was taught to make my goals achievable and incremental. In college, it was about getting good grades. At work, it was about getting products to market, improving customer satisfaction, or building a business case. I always met these incremental goals, but they didn’t...

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