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…
The importance of being right a lot and ideas to improve your judgment
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…
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…
Working in a software development company, I receive hundreds of emails per day. Some require I do something, some are just FYIs like a status update…
Let me be upfront… this won’t be an article sharing any secrets on how to live without fear or embrace your inward dreams. This is a story about me, my…
About two years ago I started an internal blog within Amazon's wiki where I send an email every week sharing advice I've learned about being a leader at…
A common question that comes up in mentoring 1:1s is “How do I influence others, especially without authority”? Influencing others allows you to have a…
While doing gardening and yard work this past weekend, I was thinking about the scope of the work. I likely could spend a lot of time and money on my…
Tools shape the outcomes of our craft and our process. These tools come in many shapes, sizes, and colors. For a photographer, her tool is a camera…