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What Makes a Great Product Manager

What Makes a Great Product Manager

“A great product manager has the brain of an engineer, the heart of a designer, and the speech of a diplomat.” – Deep Nishar If you’ve ever considered becoming a product manager, let me start by saying you’re in great company. From Kevin Systrom, formerly at...

The Power of Hitting the Reset Button

The Power of Hitting the Reset Button

Let’s face it: there’s nothing easy about starting over again. Whether you’re settling in a new city, entering another relationship, or back on the job market, hitting the reset button can often feel like you’ve taken two steps forward and one step back.

Why People Pleasing Will Only Hold Your Team Back

Why People Pleasing Will Only Hold Your Team Back

As a former people pleaser, I spent many years making (or should I say trying to make) my bosses and teams happy. But after a while, I realized that nothing good comes from repeatedly sacrificing myself for what someone else wants or needs. If anything, it’s the very thing that keeps me and everyone else from moving forward. 

The Value of Paying Your Success Forward

The Value of Paying Your Success Forward

Whether you’re sharing expertise you wish you knew when you just started out or putting in a good word that helps someone move forward in their career, paying it forward doesn’t just benefit the receiver; it can also be valuable for the giver, a.k.a. you. 

It’s Time to Rethink Your Self-Worth

Even if you’re not aware of it, there’s a good chance you’ve learned to measure your value based on outside factors like your educational, professional, or even financial achievements. But the truth of the matter is, your real value is defined by what YOU think, feel, and believe about yourself…not what degree you have, the title in your email signature, or whether your boss thinks you deserve that promotion. 

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