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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The importance of being right a lot and ideas to improve your judgment
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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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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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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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