Resolving Conflict

chess pieces for resolving conflict representation

Note: This post originally appeared in my column for ACM Queue and is being republished here. This week, I was talking to one of my employees about one of my least/most favorite topics in the whole world: conflict. I have a weird relationship with conflict. On one hand, I hate it so much. Hearing people […]

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Note: This post originally appeared in the ACM Queue publication for my regular column.  There are smart people in the world. And then there are *really* smart people. You know the ones I am talking about – the ones that are so impressive that it doesn’t matter what they do (academia, programming, engineering, or management) […]

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The Art of Delegating

(This post was originally published in ACM Queue) When I first started my career as a junior engineer, I couldn’t wait to be senior. I would review our promotion guidelines and regularly assess my progress and contributions against them. Of course, at that time I didn’t really understood what being senior meant.   Being a […]

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As I mentioned in my last post, I have been doing a lot of soul searching since selling my company. And one of the things I have been struggling to figure out is my (new) personal brand. If you are strategic you can cultivate a personal brand that can work for you. It can open […]

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At Popforms, my startup, we have been working to make tools to help superstars shine at work. Through research and conversations with leadership experts, psychologists, consultants, coaches, and most of all our users, we’ve tinkered with products and ideas for how to help amazing people to be even more amazing at work.  And we discovered, […]

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This week I gave my first keynote presentation at Fluent in San Francisco, in front of a crowd of nearly 1000 people — a feat I would have thought unimaginable ten years ago. I’m an introvert, and talking to huge groups of people is not my specialty. When I gave my first talk a few years ago, I […]

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