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How to Be a Professional: 12 Tips to Thrive at Your First Job

In the past couple years of leading and “managing” people, especially young people right out of college, or those who haven’t had many jobs, I’ve seen a gaping hole in the form of teaching people how to be a professional. (Maybe it’s always been there but either way, it’s there.) When I think about this […]

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So You Want to Work Remote …

I have a couple of disclaimers as well as context before diving into my thoughts on working remote. First, this post is written from a manager’s perspective, not the team member’s, particularly my own as I’ve led and grown iThemes from one person to now over 20+ since 2008. I’m focusing these thoughts and experience sharing on a situation where you […]

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How to Survive and Thrive in the Future

I had the opportunity to give the keynote talk at WordCamp Ann Arbor in October 2016. In this talk I share what I think are the keys to surviving and thriving in the very future — Pivot and Purpose. Here is the full video: Here is the slidedeck: How To Survive & Thrive In the […]

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Check Out This New Talent Assessment Tool Called Plum

I have a friend who is looking for a new gig, who I’m helping her with her resume and cover letter. One of the places she applied for had a very in-depth assessment tool, taking over an hour. I got to look over her shoulder a couple of times and it fascinated me, so I look […]

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5 Things Great Leaders Do Daily

As Matt and I have been doing our Leader.Team business podcast, I’ve been thinking more and more about leadership. I don’t do these perfectly every day, but reflecting back on what’s worked, and essential, to do consistently, here are the 5 things I believe great leaders do daily: 1. Shows up. Leaders have to simply […]