The Kind Product Leader

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...
You are good at your job, but you are miserable

You are good at your job, but you are miserable

Finding a career that allows us to feel happy, satisfied, and gives us purpose is not easy.   It is not something we were taught in school or corporate training programs. The reality is, many of us feel a disconnection between our work and how we feel.  We...
The Rabbit Hole of Perfectionism

The Rabbit Hole of Perfectionism

I am a former perfectionist. What’s wrong with being perfect? Who doesn’t love submitting a project with zero mistakes, getting a perfect grade, being the ‘lead’ on projects, and having a perfectly clean home. The first 40 years of my life I focused on...
Be comfortable being uncomfortable

Be comfortable being uncomfortable

As a career coach to formal and informal tech leaders, one of the most damaging things you can do as part of your career is to stay when you are comfortable yet bored. If you are fabulous at your job, but you are not challenged, you need to start looking at...
Gratitude is not about cupcakes

Gratitude is not about cupcakes

Many organizations want to celebrate employees. However, the way they do this is to throw parties with pizza and cupcakes. But do parties motivate employees? Does this create a culture where employees do the best work of their lives? Science tells us that employees do...