Insights

Recruiting New Employees?

I’ve spent the last few weeks recruiting new employees. That’s what happens when one of your key folks gets a great offer elsewhere. And when you buy a company and decide you’re going to grow the marketing and development teams.…

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Most Employees Are Waiting

When employees were asked if they could answer positively that they felt like their job provided them a regular opportunity to work from their strengths (and passions), only 2 out of 10 could agree. Twenty percent. The other eighty percent…

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Embrace Your Uniqueness

I don’t write a lot of posts like this one, where my focus is to point you to stuff I’ve already written, but there’s a reason this is top of mind. My daughter is applying to college this weekend. She…

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Repeating Our Mistakes

Let’s Stop Repeating Our Mistakes I had several product-related conversations today. And in each, it felt like I was repeating lessons that we all knew. The problem isn’t knowledge. It’s the mental shortcuts we make that put us in a…

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Ed Sheeran & Creativity

I don’t know if you know Ed Sheeran but I’m guessing you’ve heard one of his songs, with him singing, or something he’s authored for someone else. There’s no question he knows how to write songs – even if you…

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Retaining Your Top Talent

It’s Crazy Out There It’s never been harder to hire talented staff right now. Every person I know who is looking for work is finding work. And often multiple offers. Even crazier is that they’re getting offers that are incredible…

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Your Most Valuable Skill

I grew up in what would be considered the center of middle class. We never had a problem getting food or paying the house payment. We always had a new outfit when school started. And there were two cars in…

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You Don’t Need Another Course

I know this is a crazy post to write – right as I’m getting ready to publish 9 courses on this site. But if you’ve been reading on this site long enough you know this is a pretty big pitch-free…

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The Challenge of Lessons Learned

Are “Lessons Learned” Real? I’ve spent the week talking with business owners at CaboPress. One of the things that constantly surprises me is how much we know collectively that we don’t apply to our own, or each others’ situations. It…

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