Let’s say you need to deliver some critical feedback. How do you kick off the conversation? Maybe you get straight to the point and rip off the band-aid. Just go straight for the jugular. Alternatively, maybe you start with a simple question, “How are things going?” Your hope is that they bring up the issue […]
Archives for 2019
The story of Michael Eisner is a compelling one. It’s a story of a quick rise to become one of the most powerful men in Hollywood, and a cautionary tale of how to remain humble.
My colleague over at Automattic, Simon, recently kicked off a discussion inspired by this talk by Janice Fraser at Mind the Product. The talk expands on three key points related to work and life, but it was her final point that stuck out – “You Don’t Get Buy-in in a Single Meeting”. Fraser mentions that […]
Each year, I set aside an hour or two to reflect back on the previous year and look forward to everything I want to accomplish over the upcoming year. I’ve been doing this since 2015, and it’s been a helpful exercise to focus my energy heading into the new year. This year has been pretty […]