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The Kind Product Leader

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...

Feedback through Stories

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...

Gratitude for Beginners

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...

Stories and Leadership

“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...

Make Goals Big and Audacious

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...

The Employee Manifesto

As we head toward Labor Day, let’s evolve the conversation around the employee experience to one where work is treated as a relationship as opposed to a contract. Data tells us that for employees to innovate and grow, they must be emotionally connected...

Be a Mindful Product Leader

As someone who spent 20 years as a stressed-out corporate tech professional and discovered mindfulness at the age of 41, I wish I had read “Creating Mindful Leaders: How to Power Down, Power Up, and Power Forward” – our September Workhuman Book Club selection –...