When I lived in Boston, a friend of mine asked me for some advice. I’ve been thinking about that advice since then, and decided to write about it. She was … Continue reading Handling Horrible Men at Work
At work, my 40 Business Development Representatives (BDRs) have an exercise they do with me that we call “Calling Evil.” This exercise involves calling me (either in reality as I … Continue reading Calling Evil
Being a Woman Leader
I’ve been quoted a couple of different places in the past month or so, and it’s been an honor to be included in these lists. (I’ve also written previously on this … Continue reading Being a Woman Leader
6 Illusions Execs Have About Big Data
This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on September 21, 2016. A decade ago, I thought I understood big data. I had worked in information technology for more than … Continue reading 6 Illusions Execs Have About Big Data
Bay Area Hiring: Stiff Competition for Mediocre Talent
This column was originally published on Entrepreneur.com on August 4, 2016. I was speaking recently to someone who works at one of those famous Bay Area “unicorn” companies. She mentioned that … Continue reading Bay Area Hiring: Stiff Competition for Mediocre Talent
Amazon, Thank You for Not Sucking
Amazon released its Hot Toy List, and I decided to take a look today. Of course, I instantly noticed that they have toys classified by gender as a filter option on the side. Grrrr.
And Now, Back to Seattle
As I’ve done for a few state-to-state moves, I’ve put together a FAQ:
1. Wait, what? Didn’t you just move to the Bay Area from Seattle?
Well, if “just” means almost two years ago, yeah.
2. Why are you doing this?
A combination of reasons, really. Here they are…
Suffering through dishonest leadership
I once worked for someone whose pattern of rampant dishonesty blew my mind. Shortly after beginning work, I realized two things: Ernie absolutely could not admit that he was wrong, and he consistently lied to everyone around him – coworkers, staff, and users.
A Broader View
I’ve spent years assuming that I was shut out of the boys’ club. That they knew so much more than I did. That they were exposed to so much more than I was.
Recently, though, I read a wonderful post by an author that made me realize that my assumption is terribly, horribly wrong.
Getting Past an Impasse
You’re just trying to get to a final result, but the other party doesn’t seem to have the foggiest idea how to get there. To add insult to injury, the other party doesn’t accept your way to get there. You end up stuck and frustrated.