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“Work smarter, not harder”. We’ve all heard that time-tested phrase before. Ms. Brown, my 11th grade trigonometry teach, was the first person to introduce that concept into my life. It was her catch-phrase and she would berate that message into what felt like every c...

When it comes to the workplace, it can be frustrating and sometimes unclear just how exactly you can portray your leadership without being the extroverted leader. Some options can be more difficult in nature, like proving your ability to take on new tasks outside of yo...

I was preparing for war.

A mental war that was.

It was 3PM and a 6 PM meeting with my main client, Alexa, the head of project management, had just popped into my calendar.

Jeff, my manager, called to inform me that Alexa was pretty pissed with me. What else was new.

My sto...

When you think of a “coach”, what do you picture? Whether you’re an athlete, a fan, or neither - it would be no surprise if the first image that comes to mind is in the context of a sport. We’re accustomed to associating coaches with a man or woman in charge of lead...

Addressing career development can be overwhelming when looked at holistically. Agile software principles and a Growth Change Canvas are an effective way to incrementally address your development areas over time.

The dreaded “come to my office to chat when you can” e-mail. Anxiety fills your stomach. That flash of body heat rises up your spine. You did something wrong, or did you? Paranoia sets in. You wrack your brain imagining all of the transgressions you may have committe...

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