Read This If You Think You Should Be Yourself

“Be yourself and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.” “Stick to your guns.” “Not everyone will like you, just keep doing you.” Have you heard any of these before? I’m not saying that there’s anything wrong with being yourself–sort of. I mean, let’s get real here. What if you’re a jerk? Here’s an example: Steve […]

3 Characteristics Of Rock Star Teammates

Stop hiring for specific skills. Hiring this way almost always overlooks the three most important traits of a strong candidate. There are 3 things that good managers hire for. Of course, sometimes, you really do need a highly trained skill set. There’s just no amount of positivity that will substitute for an expertly-trained brain surgeon–but unless you need […]

What Is Version 1 and Why Does It Matter?

There’s something weird that happens when you start. It doesn’t have to make sense or be what you planned. You don’t even have to have a plan at all. All that matters is that you build something, measure results, and learn something from them. The value of this cycle only kicks in when you have […]