Photo by Startup Stock Photos from Pexels You've probably heard the adage, "you have to learn to walk before you run." And it couldn't ring more true for just about every startup entrepreneur out there. As a startup consultant, I bring it up because I see many...
No matter what goal you’re trying to reach, you need accountability partners to help you get there. And while having mutual accountability between you and the company you work for is vital to your overall success, it’s equally (if not more) essential to have a culture of peer-to-peer accountability.
“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...
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.
If you’ve ever experienced kindness in the workplace or met kind leaders like the CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, you know the kind of positive impact this trait alone can have on you and your organization.
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.
You (yes, y-o-u) have to take matters into your own hands and hold your company accountable for its actions. Not only is doing so the responsible thing to do, but it will positively impact your organization by improving trust, enhancing productivity, and ultimately creating a better company to work for regardless of your position.
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.
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.
Have you ever achieved something you were incredibly proud of, only to feel like you weren’t worthy or deserving of a seat at the accomplishment table?