You Are The Culture

How do you think your staff and colleagues feel when your number pops up on their caller ID? A few years ago one of my managers told me I was too nice. He said, “People need to fear you more.” This never resonated with me and still doesn’t today. When I get tough on people … Continue reading You Are The Culture

Are You Humble Enough for MAF?

As a runner I have a big ego. I love comparing myself to others on Strava and I love getting kudos and giving kudos. I enjoy seeing the paces my peers produce on their runs and comparing their paces and heart rates to mine. It’s a lot of fun and I’m so pleased I can … Continue reading Are You Humble Enough for MAF?

Defend the Vision

Without a vision, any direction is valid… For years I managed product direction, strategy, and delivery. I developed two simple rules to product management. Rule #2 for any product manager is to defend the vision. Rule #1 is to build the best product for the market opportunity (vision). Often rule #2 is more difficult to adhere to … Continue reading Defend the Vision

Undivided Generosity

Simone Weil, a French philosopher, once said "attention is the rarest and purest form of generosity."  How often do you have your smartphone in your hand, checking a text or an email and you say to the person you are with, "Keep speaking, I'm listening"? Our modern world constantly distracts us with instant messaging, Facebook messaging, … Continue reading Undivided Generosity