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Why is Your Team So Angry All the Time?
If you show up to work looking for a fight, you’ll find one
Managers: let your reports fail
After excelling as an individual contributor, you were selected to become a people manager. Can you succeed? Not if you aren’t willing to…
Everybody Experiences Imposter Syndrome — Strong Leaders Use it to Their Advantage
By: Mike McDerment, FreshBooks Co-Founder and CEO
Your team doesn’t work for you. You work for them.
When I worked at Trilogy, one of my fellow managers seemed to have a brutal case of absenteeism. He was never at his desk. Even more…
Six tips to lead with kindness
Be intentional about applying your core values to your leadership.
How to Receive Radical Candor
You show up and work hard every day.
Schroedinger’s cat: how we are obscuring people’s potential in organisations
A leadership lesson from quantum theory
Our San Francisco office has very clean white walls. One day I asked why no one dared to paint them. We never told people they couldn’t…
Effective Strategies for Giving Smarter Feedback
What do sandwiches have to do with feedback?
Know the soul of the high-performance employee, then we can build the 10,000 things.
Well-being and retention can only come through understanding.
Three pitfalls of self-management (part 2)
In Part 1 of this blog (inspired by a conversation with two colleagues of mine, Kate Beecroft from Enspiral and Michael Arnoldus) I wrote…
How to navigate a leadership transition
This is what I googled the morning Sunil resigned. Now, I’m writing the piece that I needed to read that morning when the interweb seemed…
10 Dumb Rules That Make Your Best People Want to Quit
Sometimes the dumbest rules can drive away the best employees.
Leadership Comes From Everywhere
For years I’ve been working on structuring an interview for assessing leadership. How do you figure out if someone has leadership skills in…
Beyond Metrics: Celebrate Your Company’s Unique Culture Through Benchstones
Benchstones are moments that feel good and indicate progress. They’re the result of a freudian slip I had on stage in New Zealand…
The R word
I consider myself extremely lucky.
Turn The Ship Around!
Lessons in leadership from a nuclear submarine.
How to pay yourself while running your startup
Let’s talk about a subject matter that for many of our clients, isn’t a challenge they are typically expecting (or even thinking about…
We’re All Playing Whack-A-Mole
It’s A Messy Business
Navigating Your Life (and Work): It’s Time to Dive Deeper into What Makes Us Human
I was reminded this morning about the top five regrets of people dying in a Youtube video I started to watch and recognized #3 as yesterday…
The way we work doesn’t work, anymore
Lessons from the Gallup State of the American Workplace 2017
In business versus politics
Doing the Right Thing > Doing Things Right
It’s easy to find yourself caught in the trap of just GSD (getting shit done) and not stepping back to be thoughtful about whether you’d…
Senior Leadership: That Bully You Keep Will Kill Your Business
Do you make excuses for keeping a bully? Well keeping that bully could cost you good employees, great customers, and even your own job.
Bro, ditch the Table Tennis
Build a diverse team by thinking about it from day one