Real Leadership is Built on Trust

Being positive all the time doesn’t work

If you think always having a smile on your face will boost or maintain team morale, you’re wrong. It will work for some time, however, when cracks begin to show you’ll find yourself on the receiving end of really tough questions like “were you aware of this?” and “why didn’t you let us know sooner?”

This puts you in a worse place than you would be in if you just spoke up about the issues at hand. It’s not easy to open up about problems because you don’t want your team to get discouraged. However, having your team temporarily upset is so much better than having your team distrust you.
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Timeboxing Will Increase Your Productivity

Timeboxing is when you allocate a fixed time period to a planned activity. In my experience, this is the most cost-effective way to increase productivity. After all, it’s FREE.

I discovered timeboxing years back as a Digital Strategist putting together pitch presentations on very tight timelines. I needed time management solutions to make the most use of my time. Continue reading “Timeboxing Will Increase Your Productivity”

Ship with Data Discovery as the Goal

It’s easy to get caught up in the margins. The burger icon vs the ‘MENU’ icon. The “Buy now” vs “Go ahead and try us out!” CTA copy.

Though, if we’re being honest with ourselves, it’s fear that we’re caught up in. Fear that all the hard work we input will amount to nothing. No one will listen, care, talk, purchase.

How do people do it? How do they put out their products? Continue reading “Ship with Data Discovery as the Goal”