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Thoughts on Nine Lies About Work

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

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Monday musings – 23 July

Some quick notes about things on my mind heading into this week: Gratitude: My wife got home this weekend after three weeks in England studying Shakespeare; while I am grateful for the fun my daughter and I had together while my wife was away and also grateful for the chance my wife had to enjoy… Continue reading Monday musings – 23 July

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Reading and watching in 2018 – part 2

The list of things I read and watch quickly gets long so I decided to break them up at the half-way of the year. Check out part 1 if you’re interested in what I’ve watched and read so far this year. Below are notes for the second half of 2018. Enjoy. Read: What it Means… Continue reading Reading and watching in 2018 – part 2

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Share the praise

Originally posted on InTruthItsNotThatSimple:
I have the privilege of working with some great people.  Both our technology team and our business team recruit bright and hardworking folks who care about the clients we serve.  As we grow our product expertise and as we look toward launching new offerings in the months to come, I am…

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The work of hope

I wanted to share briefly about two books I finished recently, one with clear relevance for product development and one where the connection might seem less obvious. The first book is called The Mom Test (you can find it here on Amazon). This short book offers tremendous insights on how to truly understand the potential… Continue reading The work of hope

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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…