my musings on tech, leadership & life

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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Hello! It has been a while since I have updated here.  Hopefully you haven’t missed all the great updates though, since I am blogging a lot on the Popforms blog (and there is a ton of other great stuff on there too!). If you aren’t following along though, I would still love your opinion.  I am […]

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Hello there! I wrote this awesome post on Making the Most Out Of Conferences (for speakers and attendees), however, it is on the new Popforms blog. And I am probably going to post there more than here on katemats.com for the foreseeable future.  So if you want to stay up to date be sure to check it out. 🙂 […]

business, projects Comments Off on Don’t Waste Money on Conferences – my tips to get more out of these events

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When it comes to interviewing having a good list of questions to share with your team can be invaluable.  It helps everyone prepare a little easier; plus being aware of what other people are asking is a great way to ensure that you cover a diverse set of areas (giving you a better view into […]

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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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Pursuing your dreams is a big undertaking. Well, it’s a big undertaking in theory. Actually, accomplishing any major goal is really just accomplishing a series of small goals that all lead in the same direction. One of the best organization and time-management skills I ever learned was to break big projects into little ones.  “I […]

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