Leadership

Oops. Shouldn’t Have Told You Not to Work

I try to be results oriented as a manager. Well. Results AND values oriented. Focus on the results, and as long as you’re behaving consistent with TAGFEE, then we’re cool. I want to manage the work and not the people. I don’t care when/how/where you do your work so long as it is done on(…)

Influence

File this one under Peeves. And maybe under Startup Life. I bristle inside when someone says that they didn’t fix a problem or offer a solution because they “didn’t feel like they had the authority to make that decision.”  I’ve heard this a lot over the years. “If I was the Director of x,y,z, then(…)

42 Rules to Lead by from the Man Who Defined Google’s Product Strategy

42 Rules to Lead by from the Man Who Defined Google’s Product Strategy. Lot’s of great stuff in here. And some scary stuff too. Like this one: #13 Show up. True for everyone, and more for leaders: “Working from home is a malignant, metastasizing cancer,” Rosenberg says. “Ban it.” Love these ones: #21 Hire by(…)

Finding My Subconscious Leadership Style

I’ve been trying to be intentional about my personal leadership style. How do I operate in a team? What do I bring to the table? There are many different kinds of leaders, and many different ways to be successful–I’m not looking to fit into some pop leadership coaching ideal. I want to be myself, just(…)