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Hopes for 2021

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

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Two good listens (plus 1)

I’ve been listening to some good on-line presentations and speeches lately and wanted to share them here. I also want to recommend again a podcast I mentioned in my last post: Inside Intercom. I called out their most recent episode – an interview with Laura Klein – but wanted to say that as I’ve started… Continue reading Two good listens (plus 1)

Ideals · Leadership · Principles · Product management · purpose

The End of an Era

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
He who has a why can endure any how. Knowing your why is an important first step in figuring out how to achieve the goals that excite you and create a life you enjoy living (versus merely surviving!). This quote from German philosopher Frederick Nietzsche seemed appropriate given the topic of purpose…

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The H.E.A.R.T. of Leadership

Originally posted on Applied Product Management Leadership:
I’ve pointed out in many instances … whether intentionally chosen, or inadvertently thrust upon them, Product Managers should be leaders. I just got reacquainted with a book I finished several years ago by Mark Miller, The Heart of Leadership: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow.  What a wonderful characterization…

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Designing your life

Just a quick post here about a short piece I heard from NPR lately (the truth is my wonderful wife sent me a link to this piece). It unites several interests of mine – including product development, personal growth, goal setting, and discovering a sense of purpose – and I’d encourage you to take the… Continue reading Designing your life

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Ethical Business Ideas

The company where I work has a strong focus on both shaping an ethical work culture and impacting the wider financial industry in ways that encourage broad adoption of ethical practices. These ideas resonate deeply with me so I was glad when one of our senior leaders pointed folks to this article on ethical systems… Continue reading Ethical Business Ideas