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June 19, 2016

Management Essentials In 2016

Imagine if work was like this: Every year, you sit down with your manager and create a set of goals.…
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June 13, 2016

Why Forced Distribution Performance Systems Don’t Work

I want you to consider two possible futures. In one future you get fired from your job. In the other future,…
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June 6, 2016

Recruiting: How Not To Approach Candidates

The market for tech jobs in Seattle is hot. A few of my coaching clients are engineers who are actively pursuing…
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May 30, 2016

Should You Be Facebook Friends With Your Team?

I was facilitating a Rookie Manager group recently, and the topic of being “Facebook Friends” with members of your team…
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May 22, 2016

Work / Life Balance. Choose Wisely

Last week was the anniversary of the death of my mother, Gill, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer.  Her…
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May 2, 2016

Doing A Re-org or Merger? Start With Culture

Activision recently completed its acquisition of King Digital, author of mobile gaming juggernaut Candy Crush Saga.  Activision spent $5.9bn and…
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April 24, 2016

Lily And My Empathy Breakthrough

Last week I published an article about the importance of a manager cultivating and showing empathy.  I send out articles…
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March 28, 2016

Inexpensive Ways To Show Employees You Care

A few years back, I found myself in an argument with our IT department about standard equipment and refresh policies for my team.  They wanted us to move off Macs and standardize on Windows, use small monitors and buy new…
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March 22, 2016

Three Words Every Manager Should Say To Their Team

Here’s the scene... I have just taken on the largest team I’ve ever managed. I have prepared for this challenge diligently. I know where I want to take the team and how we’re going to get there. Because I believe…
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March 22, 2016

Self-Management Has A Go-To-Market Problem

My good friend Josh Allan Dykstra recently wrote a piece called The Future Of Managers, Is No Managers in which…
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