Legacy

A couple of weeks ago Jack Ma shared a resignation letter. If you don’t know Jack, he’s the charismatic leader of Alibaba. He’s created one of the most successful companies in China. In his [...]

Rebalancing power

David Marquet writes a lot about leadership. In one of his leadership nudges, he talks about why it’s important to flatten the power gradient. That is how people who have more status, power, and [...]

Clear messages

We’ve written many times in these insights about expectations, and one other aspect of setting expectations is the awareness of ambiguity. While we hope that people can read our minds or [...]

People decisions

I’m not sure you need to spend too much time convincing anyone in management about the importance of properly managing people, but there is something to be said about how we make decisions that [...]

Always a meddler

In an organization where there is more than one person, you are likely to have multiple stakeholders. Whether you’re trying to get a business case approved, a new idea agreed to, or you’re trying [...]

Defining success

At a product management event I attended recently, one of the speakers made an interesting point. He said you shouldn’t judge the success of a product manager by the success of their [...]

We’re in it together

Silos are often discussed in the context of organizational design within a company, and they are the invisible (yet sometimes not so invisible) walls that separate groups, departments and people. [...]