Not too proud to ask

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I hear from people all the time who’ve been following this blog, read our books, been loving Rails, become impressed by a job post, or been inspired by a conference talk we’ve given. It’s intensely gratifying to hear how something you put into this world has had a chance to affect someone. Especially when the… keep reading

The Open Office

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The open office has gone from the dominant workplace layout to cultural pariah, with these environments seeming to produce more interruptions than collaboration. We’ve even railed against open offices right here on this very blog! But the open office itself isn’t entirely to blame for the distractions that plague office workers. In this episode, two… keep reading

The value of conflicting advice: How great leaders think

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Here’s one way to create more mental wriggle room for yourself in tough situations as a leader. Before you figure out what to do, you must first figure out how to think as a leader.  But what if you’re not even sure what to think? A direct report who’s well-liked by the team is underperforming, yet you can’t… keep reading