When I started this blog roughly 10 years ago I had hopes of posting regularly and finding consistent engagement from people who shared my interests in product development, pop culture, Agile, and reading. At this point I’m not sure I can even call myself an “occasional” blogger given how rarely I post here. The truth… Continue reading A (somewhat late) Mid-year Check-in
After several months of not posting here I am wrapping up the year with two entries on this blog. Earlier this week I shared thoughts on three things I am grateful for out of the chaotic mess of 2020. Check that post out if you’re interested. Today I want to share hopes in three areas… Continue reading Hopes for 2021
What a year. It is hard to comprehend all that has happened personally and globally in the past 12 months. I’ve experienced some encouraging career success and some painful physical injuries that led to months of slow recovery. I’ve had friends and family members die and seen wonderful growth for others close to me. The… Continue reading 2020 Reflections
This week I again wanted to highlight a different voice from my own. This is from a podcast I recently started listening to and I found the words (and the passion behind them) encouraging, inspiring, and challenging. As protests continue in many communities and a global pandemic continues ravaging the US (with 25% of worldwide… Continue reading What do you see, what do you hear, what will you do?
With no near-term end in sight for social distancing and working from home, I’m experimenting with new ways to empower my team and make sure crucial issues get the attention they need. One way I’m doing that is by having two types of meetings with my teammates on a regular basis. At the start of… Continue reading Meetings that matter
I do a lot of reading and recently finished an insightful and encouraging book by Marcus Buckingham and Ashley Goodall entitled Nine Lies About Work. I found this to be an encouraging and entertaining read that I have in fact now gone through twice (in part because I will be leading a discussion about it… Continue reading Thoughts on Nine Lies About Work
Leading a large product team striving to develop SaaS products for the B2B enterprise space can be challenging in the best of times. Keeping the team focused on the most important areas for discovery and development, ensuring consistent input and feedback from our target market, and strengthening connections across our sales, marketing, and consulting teams… Continue reading Structures that help in trying times
It’s hard to say that I’m starting a fresh discipline with my blog by writing three times each week only to drop the ball on the second day – so i want to at least write something. Wednesdays will generally be a time for me to share some thoughts on product development and leadership. I’ve… Continue reading Wednesday wisdom – 27 June