Like many of you, I got into this business by accident. I started in IT around the time of the iPhone release. I became obsessed with mobile technology. This site began to write about the growing industry. Even co-wrote a now out-of-date book on building apps. I spent years in the startup world. Small teams […]Read more "Here’s How I Changed The Way I Fight"
His frustration filled the room so quickly that our large common area in the office suddenly felt tiny. Story after story about the situation his team is currently in came rapid fire. The words held an uneasy balance between anger and exasperation. These were the words of someone who knew exactly what was going on, […]Read more "Can I Introduce Change In Tense Settings?"
Growing up in my small, Texan town, I didn’t really have a care in the world. I played with G.I. Joe figures and crude lightsabers, but the world around me was very serene. Half a world away, Zainab Salbi was faced with a much different environment in Iraq. As a child, “I woke up in […]Read more "How Are You ‘Protecting’ Your Team?"
There times that I absolutely love watching my kids play with each other. With Ella and Owen being only two years apart, they can often do the same activities and Owen keeps pace with his older sister much more than she would like. They giggle, share toys, and compliment each other very well. The nice play, […]Read more "What My Kids Taught Me About Fire-Fighting Cultures"
How quickly life can turn. That was all I was thinking as I was on the phone with my boss. Coming off one of the busiest months of my career, I was riding high. Work had flowed well, the conflict was managed in an acceptable manner, and I was ready for work to slow down a […]Read more "How Do You Handle A Crisis?"
The situation is paralyzing in every sense of the word. I enter a meeting or work conversation with a certain expectation and criteria for success. Most likely, I’ve done my research and prepared for the person or people I will be interacting with. The readiness gives me ammunition for possible responses, retorts and balls to […]Read more "Conflict doesn’t have to be a four-letter word."
While I’m not proud to admit it, I am a people pleaser by nature. I’m inclined to go an extra step if I think it will gain favor in someone’s eyes, and I’m hesitant to lovingly speak tough truth if I think it will cost me that relationship. It’s debilitating to picture myself in those […]Read more "Coming Out Of Your Own Closet"
I wish I was the type of writer who could throw together less than 100 words and end up with gold. I’m just too long winded; plus this opening paragraph is proof that I need quite a head of steam before I get into the meat of my work. Guess that’s one more lesson I […]Read more "Blog Post: Run Into Conflict"
I’m going to venture a little vulnerability for a minute in regards to my own personal psyche in the workplace. While it manifests itself in all parts of my life, I think we can all identify with the concept of having someone in your corner. We have them at first, someone had to hire you […]Read more "Your own personal champion"