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Narrative stories from founders, executives and leaders about what it truly takes to have a successful career in business.

5 Secrets That Will Make You A Better Leader

5 Secrets That Will Make You A Better Leader

Want to know how to become a better leader? Look at executives such as Tim Cook, CEO of Apple. Did you know that he has 18 direct reports?  Yep…18. I counted (and recounted) myself. Take a look for yourself. You may be wondering how the CEO of one of the most...

The Importance Of A Mentor

The Importance Of A Mentor

 We all want advice. Good advice.  At least until we get it and it’s not exactly what we want to hear. Mainly because the good advice is something we know we should be doing, but have been ignoring or we had no clue we should be doing it (or not) in the first place....

Building A Company Of Remote Software Engineers

Building A Company Of Remote Software Engineers

You've probably never met an unemployed software engineer. Why? Because the demand for software engineers is excruciatingly high, but the supply of talent is low. The unemployment rate in IT is one of the lowest of all industries. And while that is good for people in...

Want Career Success? Do This…

Want Career Success? Do This…

What happens in Vegas, Stays in Vegas.  That phrase probably doesn't make you think about your career.   If you’re anything like me, it makes you giggle as you think about the outrageous times you had while in your early 20’s. And though it seems like its been around...

Diversity In the Workplace

Diversity In the Workplace

For the past year or so bias has taken center stage on blogs, media sites and around conference tables at VC firms, technology companies and beyond. Earlier this year there was a maelstrom of anger around the anti-diversity memo penned by a now former Google employee....

Think Like A Futurist

Think Like A Futurist

Wouldn't you love to think like a futurist? I definitely would. For obvious reasons, they have their finger on the pulse of  topics, technologies and innovations that will shape our world. Who wouldn't want that? Next best thing to being a futurist is interviewing...

Why You’re Failing At Employee Engagement

Why You’re Failing At Employee Engagement

By now, everyone has heard about the importance of employee engagement. Engaged employees are productive employees. It kind've reminds me of those hilarious Happy Cow commercials that were popular a decade or so ago. But there's a huge problem...... Employee...

You’ll Never Guess The Real Reason Businesses Fail

You’ll Never Guess The Real Reason Businesses Fail

It’s probably one of the saddest sights… You’re craving a red velvet cupcake with freshly whipped cream cheese frosting or a warm melt-in-your mouth chocolate chip cookie, so you turn to Yelp to find the closest (and highest rated) bakery near you. Bingo! Found one...

How Accountability Can Make You A Better Leader

How Accountability Can Make You A Better Leader

A couple months ago, I sat down with Q. Wade Billings, VP of Technology Services at Instructure. We had a great conversation that lasted well over an hour. We discussed his love of the craft (computers), the movie War Games, cybersecurity, building a true DevOps...

Why Marketing Leaders Are The First To Be Fired

Why Marketing Leaders Are The First To Be Fired

Chief Marketing Officers and other marketing leaders often get the short end of the stick. A Korn Ferry study about C-suite executive tells an interesting story. The Accenture Strategy CMO Insights study spells it out. And I'm sure if you are (or know) a marketing...

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