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Friday reactions – 27 July

Coming off of a full and tiring week I have a general recommendation and a specific one as well. From a broad perspective, I encourage you to have things you do in life just because they are fun. This can feel like a luxury that is tough to justify, but as Stephen Covey argues in… Continue reading Friday reactions – 27 July

Communication · Effectiveness · Expectation · Gratitude · Pop culture · Reading · Recommendations

Monday musings – 9 July

Brief notes on some of what I’m thinking about at the start of this week.   Gratitude: Coming off of a weekend with beautiful weather, lots of time outdoors, and several fun activities with my daughter – all of which have me energized heading into the week. Expectation: This week I am heading into a… Continue reading Monday musings – 9 July

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Friday reactions – 6 July

You may have noticed that there was no “Wednesday wisdom” post this week; I was enjoying the day off with my family. But to wrap up this week I wanted to share briefly about two things I’ve encountered this week that you might want to check out as well. First is a podcast episode from… Continue reading Friday reactions – 6 July

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The Light at the End of the Tunnel & New Year Perspectives

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
Taking stock towards the end/beginning of a year is always a good idea.  I had every intention of doing this prior to taking some vacation, but unfortunately the dreaded holiday bug caught up with me this year and laid me out for the better part of a week.…

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Intentional start to the new year

Each year I begin the month of January by carving out time to reflect on the past year and plan for the new one. The often hectic holiday season rarely provides me the opportunity to craft meaningful resolutions for the new year and I prefer to ponder these issues rather than rushing into commitments I… Continue reading Intentional start to the new year

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The Bird Chooses the Tree … The Tree Does Not Choose the Bird

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
The post title comes from a connection on LinkedIn … an author who enjoys teaching others about the differences between management and leadership … one of many inputs I value on my own leadership journey. So what does the question posed in the image have to do with leadership? Over…