Leadership

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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The Way To Hire Right

The Truth in Technology Hiring right now is crazy. I’m not talking about people who don’t want to work, or anything like that. I’m talking about the fact, in technology, that it’s crazy to try to find talented folks right…

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The Mentoring Roles You Need In Your Life

Some assumptions about getting mentoring Let’s start with some assumptions I’m making. Everyone is busy. Few people walk around with signs on them that say, “I mentor.” No one knows what you need. It’s not like you walk around with…

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Writing difficult emails

Writing difficult emails is a skill worth developing. Sometimes it can feel like writing difficult emails is a full-time job. Every week it seems like I have an opportunity to write a difficult email. At least once. As I talked…

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Work Smarter, Not Harder: Learning Faster

There’s never enough time. If you’re like me, you know that there’s always more things to learn. More stuff to master. Our jobs don’t get easier they get more expansive. And while it’s a wonderful thing if you’re ready for…

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How to Hire Amazing People

I believe anyone can hire amazing people—recruiting takes time and effort but I don’t think it’s an exclusive skill that only few people have. How to Hire Amazing People In the last few months I’ve been recruiting and hiring a…

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