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Grow as a manager with insights, tips, and stories about awesome leaders.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Harvey Milk, and Dogs on Zoom

Yes, I’m pulling these three together. Keep reading. 

In April, I shared my thoughts about leaders we need to recognize. I wrote about how I needed to remind myself that there are awesome leaders out there, and they are working hard to move us (us = communities, cities, states, provinces, and countries—heck, the world) forward in a safe for all manner. …

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Keep Looking for the Leaders Around You

Hello everyone,

In my last newsletter, I shared my thinking about the leaders around us who are doing amazing jobs: the people to recognize and breathe a sigh of relief in as we see them, listen to them, read about them.…

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Executives are People, Too: Tips for Working with Execs

What is it about the word “executive” that makes many of us nervous? Why is it so difficult to walk into a C-level person’s office and have a conversation?

The executives at your company are people just like you, but their responsibilities and stresses are vastly different from yours, which can make you feel that you’re walking on eggshells when you speak with them.…

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Managing Poor Performers

Some of the leaders I work with remind me of tortoises when it comes to the poor performance of some of their team members: they hide from the reality of it and when they FINALLY emerge from their shells to see what’s going on (ugh), they are slow to address it.…

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Stop Relying on Luck for Leadership

I wish it were this easy for leaders: Fortune Teller Fish

As a kid in San Francisco, I traveled in a pack with other kids on my street, exploring our neighborhood and the ones surrounding it: Noe Valley, the Castro, and the Mission. Seeing…

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“Get” to Do vs. “Got” to Do

Your Language is Probably Making Your Life Difficult

Happy New Year, everyone. 

“Got to do” vs. “get to do”. That’s what I’m talking about today.

This is an easy and fast tip to help you frame almost all of the work you do: in the “office” and at home.…

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