Author: Laura Lee Rose

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Avoiding the 3 massive mistakes business owners make as they scale

Typically, the difference between a small business and a successful and profitable company is time and experience.  But there are certain factors that play a big part in how those companies grew to be successful — things like timing, having the right people, focus, and intensely hard work. And as your business begins to grow, you may be tempted to…...

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What should I do if I’m realizing being a product manager is not for me?

Discovering early that you’re not doing what you enjoy (or aren’t succeeding at it) is probably a gift. Two possible situations: You know what you’d like to do (or try) next. Have a frank but humble discussion with your current manager about it. If there’s an opening in your current company for the new thing (e.g. UX or development or…...

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Setting up a CMO for Success!

CMO’s have the highest turnover in the C-suite level. Why? What is the problem with CMO’s Chief Marketing Officer – CMO’s are generally responsible for planning, developing, implementing and monitoring the overall business marketing strategy. Some of the duties may include market research, pricing, product marketing, marketing communications, advertising and public relations. The CMO would play a big, important role,…...

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How to handle employees challenging me?

As a manager, how can I deal with millennial employees challenging me? The issue is not that you have millennial employees challenging you.  It is how you are presenting yourself and managing your projects and teams.  It is easier to change your mindset than to change others.  And with your changes, other changes will appear. For instance, start appreciating that…...

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How to handle a promised promotion that doesn’t come

What should you do if your boss promised you with promotion 4 months ago and she hasn’t even given it to you? She always says that you must work overtime although you spent at least 2 hours more every day. Your manager isn’t responsible for your career. Please realize that your manager may have several employees to manage, as well…...

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Confronting your manager at performance review

The yearly evaluations at my company are being held next week, should I confront my manager and tell him that I think he’s unprofessional and quite lazy at work or should I shove it in to avoid damaging my career and role at work? It may be prudent to remember who this evaluation is about. Your evaluation is all about…...

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Can my manager force me to reword my accomplishments on LinkedIn

My boss wants me to reword my accomplishments on my LinkedIn profile to share credit with the rest of the team, should I? Without knowing the workplace background, my first reaction is that your LinkedIn profile is your individual professional page.  As long as it’s not a company LinkedIn page, you have 100% control over what you elect to publish…...

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How Do Product Managers Break Down Requirements into User Stories?

How do Product managers break down requirements into user stories? A good product manager doesn’t “break down” requirements into user stories, they start with good user stories and work from there. The whole point of using user stories is that they are how you communicate “requirements” to your development teams. If you’ve already got a list of “requirements” then you’re…...

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Coronavirus: Tips to staying Motivated and Active

Social Distance doesn’t mean Isolation. Use current technology to stay connected:  Call, FaceTime, Web conference, Zoom, Skype your connections with coworkers and friends. Setup regular on-line meetings with your managers and co-workers.  Setup one-on-one meetings to stay connected. Have Virtual Lunches with friends:  FaceTime or Skype with friends to plan, cook, and eat lunch/dinner together.  Schedule these healthy and nutritious…...

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Coronavirus: 3 Tips to Working From Home

Many companies are directing their employees to work from home during the current coronavirus.  But for those of us that are not used to working from home, this transition is stressful.  We can easily be distracted with laundry, kids, or a feeling of isolation. Here are a few tips for staying productive.   Double your efforts to illustrate status and…...

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