When starting a new book series, or a new game – do you go through all the myriad of titles and expansions that came before it so you can “understand” what is happening now? To play a Call of Duty or Fortnite game, did you need to play every other game before it so you can know everything there is before starting? No, one it would be costly, two it would probably be a bit…

If you’re still sitting down at your desk and checking to see who is “Green” and ready to go. You’re missing the point. I wrote about this early in the Pandemic when everyone went remote – Forget the Green Icon – because immediately I saw people staring down that icon and using it as the primary barometer to see whether their teams were contributing. The truth behind those icons, they are aggregates or estimates on…

I heard this line in a recent promotion for a new show on HBO, I’m paraphrasing here but it went something like this… There are Expectations for me to be something that I’m not good enough to be. When we question what we are working on or what we are doing, how often do we feel that way? Is that the root of being considered an Impostor or not “good enough” to do this work…

Whenever I ask for a quote from a contractor, the follow-up question is always – “What’s the Lead Time to when you can start?” Always I ask this question, because as someone running their own company, with a variety of clients, I know that when I don’t get asked this question it inevitably means I need to curb their thoughts. Translation = I can’t start tomorrow I think this question doesn’t get asked enough? Instead…

Do you come prepared for meetings? Are you always late to ZOOM calls? Does your work get pushed out from sprint to sprint? Do you ignore the big problems hoping go away? Do you appear with unbridled positivity? Do you take feedback or only seek validation? How you show up, how you present who you are to people, is how you will be seen. If you are always unprepared for meetings, showing up late and…