The 8 Rude “Animal” Types of Bosses
Ever work with someone who hogs all the credit? Or a parrot who never seems to have an original idea? I bet you can think of a few people who act more like zoo animals than the professionals they are supposed to be. And if you work in an environment with these types of characters, then you know that rudeness spreads like a contagion.
New Product Managers — Do This in the First 30 Days
“We should not launch this.” It was a surprising announcement to make just 30 days into a new product management job. My friend had been hired to own several products at a telecommunications company. After doing her research, she could see that the newest product concept, which was woefully behind schedule and poorly defined, was going to fail.
You Are An Executive (You Just Don’t Know It Yet)
She said I had an "executive presence." This was coming from the VP of a product team I worked on early in my career. And she told me I only needed to speak up a bit more and earn a few gray hairs -- then, I could become a real executive. Was this a back-handed compliment?