Enjoy The Work blog post. Relentless State of Negotiation.
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Relentless State of Negotiation

Relentless State of Negotiation Everyone wants something. Your investors want more of your company if it’s succeeding and less if it’s not. Your employees want more salary, equity, benefits, and

Enjoy The Work blog post. Relational vs Transactional Communication.

Relational vs. Transactional Communication

Relational vs. Transactional Communication Every time a founder interacts with an employee, an opportunity exists to either strengthen or weaken the relationship. Often the result is determined by the type

Enjoy The Work blog post. Multiple Personalities.

Multiple Personalities

Multiple Personalities Meet Randall. Randall joined your startup early. He’s been with you for years. He’s been dependable and effective. You would not have reached this point of success without

Enjoy The Work blog post. Habits vs Rituals.

Habits vs Rituals

Habits vs Rituals Does your company have habits or rituals? Habit: a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up. Ritual: a solemn ceremony

Enjoy The Work blog post. One on one.


One-On-One So many of us fear it. We try and strike it from our minds. We look for reasons to delay or even cancel. But then, once again it’s upon

Enjoy The Work blog post. Interrogation Time.

Interrogation Time

Interrogation Time A CEO has three primary functions — setting priorities, making sure the company is properly resourced, and getting the right people on the team. The best founders obsess about the

Enjoy The Work blog post. You Have To Fight.

You Have To Fight

You Have To Fight “The aim of argument and of discussion should not be victory, but progress.” Joseph Joubert Companies face thousands of choices. What do customers need? What will

Enjoy The Work blog. Find your rhythm.

Find Your Rhythm

Find Your Rhythm Well-run startups have a rhythm. It’s unmistakable. They either have it or they don’t. I’m not talking about engineers rocking Bach on noise canceling headphones. The rhythm

Enjoy The Work blog post. From Lies To Reflection To Prediction.

From Lies To Reflection To Prediction.

From Lies To Reflection To Prediction I had the good fortune recently to listen to a talk delivered by the former CEO/Founder of Jama Software, Eric Winquist. Eric shared with

Enjoy The Work blog post. Giving Thanks.
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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks It’s a common scene. We sit around the Thanksgiving table, raise a glass to our loved ones and give thanks for the abundance in our lives (and continue