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How to Screen Out a Star to Save the Team

In the Harvard Business Review article “How Facebook Tries to Prevent Office Politics,” Jay Parikh, Facebook’s global head of engineering and infrastructure, advises against hiring “empire builders, self-servers, and whiners” -- even if they’re also... Continue reading

Listen. Do You Want to Know a Secret?

When people talk to you, do you hear everything they’re communicating? Do you recognize the meaning in people’s voices as well as their words to understand what they’re really telling you? Once you’ve known someone... Continue reading

Expectations Can Be Blinding

Here’s a small example of how we prevent ourselves from recognizing reality when our expectations get in the way: Last week I was scheduled to fly to Las Vegas for the Marketing EDGE board meeting... Continue reading