Feedback through Stories

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...
Make Goals Big and Audacious

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

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

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 –...
Taming the inner critic

Taming the inner critic

We all have a pain in the ass inner-critic. There is no question that this inner-critic in our head keep us all from fully speaking our truth, owning our power, and keeping us from reclaiming our lives.  This inner-critic tells us we are not good enough. It tells...