Getting promoted is awesome. When you work hard and that work gets not only recognized, but also rewarded? Yeah, that is a pretty great feeling. Getting promoted is a common goal among many Popforms readers and Pop Star users. And it makes sense, right? The people who read our blog posts and newsletter, who take our sparks, and […]

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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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why fir in when you were born to stand out - dr seuss quote

The last post on networking seemed to be a hit, and this is another great one to go with it.  The values of personal relationships are obvious, but sometimes when making those connections can be hard.  Or we make them and then fail to cultivate them.  One way to help you build lasting bonds, is […]

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Improving Your To Do Lists

You mind is for having ideas not holding them - david allen quote

Who doesn’t want to be more productive? I have the tendency to forget things if I don’t write them down, so it is super important to me that I have a system to manage all the balls in the air. This need has become more pronounced as I become responsible for more things, both at […]

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Delegating: Are You Ignoring This Key To Success?   In this week’s issue of the Technology Leadership Newsletter, a particular article from the Harvard Business Review caught my attention: “More Direct Reports Make Life Easier”. This article was interesting to me because I am little enamored with the concept of non-hierarchical leadership. I love the […]

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Becoming Indispensable

Have you ever worked on a project with other people, really felt like you gave it your all, and then were passed up or received less recognition then you thought you deserved? This happened to me early on in my career. I had been on a project with 5 people, and after the feature shipped […]

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