Watching announcement after announcement of layoffs across the tech sector over the last few weeks, one can't help but feel anxious about whether their role is next. I've had many conversations with friends and coworkers over the last couple of weeks about the future of our roles…
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Over the years, my understanding of how to use my manager has changed through different periods of my career. I was either expecting too much of my…
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Sometimes you’ll hear the “pick your battles” feedback, not because you must choose which things to focus on, but because you express yourself too…
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For the first five years of my career, I constantly heard, “pick your battles, Tim.” I heard the phrase so much that it became meaningless. And I…
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It’s been a year since I started at Google after being at Amazon for eight years. Boy, what a journey this last year has been for me, both…
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Everyone wants to be rewarded and acknowledged for their hard work. Promotions are one of the most rewarding ways this happens. Yet, it can also be…
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The most common mentoring question I got at Amazon was, “How do I get promoted?” The conversation usually goes something like: “I’m feeling bored and…
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At All Tech is Human Conference this past weekend (in 2019), I learned quite a bit about my work’s ethical and societal implications. I’m grateful that…
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