Posts Tagged ‘management’
Fast Company | How to handle a boss who gives you vague feedback
My first Fast Company article was published today! Most of us have experienced this problem at some point. This comprehensive guide can prevent your career from stalling. “It can be challenging to push back or ask for clarification, especially with some bosses. But, you can’t settle for ambiguity in your job requirements or fuzzy feedback on…Read More
Q&A – What are some things truly awesome bosses believe?
Question: What are some things truly awesome bosses believe? They believe in hiring people who are smarter than they are, and they don’t feel threatened by that. Likewise, they believe in hiring people who are more talented than they are in their specific profession (e.g., Design managers hiring more talented designers). They believe in hiring…Read More
How to be a Humane Leader in 7 Surprisingly Simple Steps
Your power and influence must be carefully managed Promotion into leadership isn’t just a reward for doing great work. It’s a serious responsibility. You are now accountable for the work of your entire organization. You are now responsible for the careers of your employees and their livelihood. You may not realize it, but you are also now…Read More
Does Job Hopping Actually Guarantee an Amazingly Successful Career?
Research has found that it is normal for us to think of work in one of three primary work orientations: job, career, or calling. Given my decades of experience across a vast range of industries and multicolor-collar jobs, I’ve seen that most people get their life satisfaction outside of work. For them, a job is…Read More
Career interview with Mike Tschudy, Head of Design at Mint.com
I had the pleasure of talking with Mike Tschudy about his career path recently. Mike is the Head of Design for Mint.com. He shared a ton of good advice about intentionally planning your career, finding good sounding boards, and taking a step back occasionally to reevaluate your path. The full transcript of our discuss is below…Read More
Investing in Your Leaders – The ROI of Leadership Coaching
I had the good fortune during my career to participate in leadership coaching for the first time when I was a VP at Yahoo. I had certainly heard about career coaching over the years but had never really considered trying it. My experience with companies in Silicon Valley has been that the majority used to…Read More