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Is it best practice to get valued clients a gift?

Hello, this is Laura Lee Rose.  I am a speaker and author. I am an expert in time and project management. I help busy professionals and entrepreneurs create effective systems so that they can comfortably delegate to others, be more profitable and have time to enjoy life even if they don’t have time to learn […]

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Overcoming Your First Mistake At A New Job

Overcoming Your First Mistake At A New Job

What advice do you have for new hires having to own up to their first big mistake on the job? Is there a professional way to apologize? What is the best way to bounce back after making a mistake?

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Why are managers more satisfied with their life than non-managerial employees?

Why are managers more satisfied with their life than non-managerial employees?

A recent Pew Research Center survey found that managers are more satisfied with their family life, jobs and overall financial situation than non-managerial employees. However, despite all that, more respondents said they would not want to be a boss or top manager–43% vs. 39%. Pew Research Center did not explore the reasons behind their findings […]

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Good Product Management Matters!

Good Product Management Matters!

As a consulting CTO, I’m on the lookout for the knots in clients’ software development; untangling them has been the key to transforming chaos to clarity and making product delivery hum. As an advocate for best practices, amplified by publication of our book Managing the Unmanageable: Rules, Tools, and Insights for Managing Software People and […]

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Agile: Not a Magic Pill

No one on software teams believes in waterfall any longer. That’s what The 2013 Study of Product Team Performance revealed. As the correlation chart shows at a glance, agile, blended and lean teams each correlate their own method with increased profitability, but waterfall teams believe that any method other than waterfall would make their product […]

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Mid-Air Disaster Avoided: Values win over Litigation!

Mid-Air Disaster Avoided: Values win over Litigation!

In an emergency, would do what’s right to help someone or would you do what’s legally acceptable?  I hear you saying, “It depends.”  Well, yes it does. But on what does your choice depend?  What influences your choice? Here’s a client’s story about that kind of dilemma that had him up-in-the-air, literally, and how his […]

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Been nudged lately? (Are you sure???)

I got a D in English when I was a sophomore in high school.  I don’t remember who my teacher was or if I liked him or her. I don’t remember who I sat next to in class.  I don’t remember being yelled at by mom or dad; it’s likely they expressed their deep, deep […]

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Got POWER? (what kind?)

Dictionary.com defines power as a person or thing that possesses or exercises authority or influence. To this, I’m adding to get something done.  Sounds like a basic definition of business. As such, I think it’s worth exploring what kind of power is being used to get what kind of work done. While a conversation about […]

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