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Leadership Lessons for Managers from Kate Matsudaira

Kate Matsudaira knows you need to have your team work well with other teams

Kate Matsudaira has been leading engineering teams for over a decade. She’s worked at major companies like Amazon, and great startups like Decide (acquired by Ebay) and Moz. Through these experiences, she’s accumulated a lot of knowledge on leading and motivating teams. We recently interviewed Kate hoping to learn some of her secrets.  We were […]

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5 Reasons Good People Become Bad Bosses

bad bosses use a stick but shouldn't according to president dwight eisenhower

Why are there so many bad bosses? Gallup research reveals that over 50% of Americans have quit a job to get away from their manager.  Meanwhile, overall employee engagement has been stuck for years around a meager 30%: Further, their research shows that managers, “account for at least 70% of the variance in employee engagement.” […]

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Employee Development: How to grow your employees when you can’t promote them

How to Help Your Team Achieve Their Goals

Everywhere we look, work place research and leaders seem to be talking about how much employee development is valued by workers, and especially Millennials. Mary Meeker’s Internet Trends 2015 found it was the top work benefit valued by Millennials: Deloitte’s 2016 study of Millennials also found growth and development were top reasons to join a […]

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Why You Should Build Rapport with Everyone You Manage

Build rapport by showing you care about your people according to camille fournier

If your team is shipping, hitting their numbers, or otherwise executing as needed for the business, your work is done as a manager, right? Maybe not. If you want to retain your team over the long term and take advantage of motivators that last, then there’s more to the job of leading your team. One […]

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3 Simple Secrets to Motivating Employees You Can Do Today

Mary Kay Ash knew motivating employees meant giving praise

“Motivation is the art of getting people to do what you want them to do because they want to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower, 5 Star General in the US Army in WWII and 34th US President “The greatest leader is not necessarily the one who does the greatest things. He is the one that […]

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The Unfiltered Truth About Creating Great Corporate Culture

Corporate Culture according to Dilbert

Corporate Culture is a topic filled with feel good, fluffy ideas and a lot of empty promises. Everyone strives for it, but it’s rare to deliver well on it. It feels like it’s even rarer to find good, helpful, actionable content on it. That’s why I’m excited to have Lighthouse friend and author of the […]

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Who do you promote? 5 Qualities of a Good Leader

As your team grows, there’s increasing pressure to develop good leaders within your team. At some point (~10 direct reports) you can’t manage everyone yourself. The logical thing to do is to get help. The best help is someone already in your company, and ideally on your team. They know and fit in your culture, […]

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How to be a better manager by remembering 5 simple phrases

How to be a better manager: Indra Nooyi CEO of Pepsi on assuming positive intent of others

It’s not easy being a manager. You’re often overbooked with meetings, fighting fires, and balancing the needs of your team.  When the stress piles up, it can be natural to fall back on instincts and away from good habits that generate positive results. With a shortage of time, the question becomes how to be a […]

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