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3 Essential Leadership Lessons Most Entrepreneurs Learn the Hard Way

If there’s one thing I’ve come to appreciate, it’s the absurd odds stacked against entrepreneurs succeeding; there’s just so much that you have no idea about and need to quickly learn. For everything you must get right to succeed, there are a dozen things that could undermine you and lead you to still fail. You […] The post 3 Essential Leadership...

How to Change Your Mindset to Get More of What You Want in Life

“Why, then, ’tis none to you, for there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” – Hamlet, Act 2, Scene 2, by William Shakespeare Your mind is more powerful than you realize. Shakespeare knew it over 400 years ago, as referenced here in Hamlet, and many of us relearn it today. […] The post How to Change Your Mindset to Get More of...

How to Become a Senior Leader who is an Amazing Manager of Managers

Are you managing your own team? Wondering how to advance past your team of individual contributors to leading a group of managers? If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve thought about the next big step in your leadership journey: becoming a senior leader. There’s a lot to learn to be a manager of managers. But […] The post How to Become a Senior...

5 Things You Didn’t Expect When Managing Remote Teams in COVID (and what to do about it)

How’s quarantine life going? Are you and your coworkers enjoying managing remote teams? Most people are pretty tired of the quarantine routine at this point. While many states and countries are re-opening, there’s still significant restrictions on what people can and cannot do. These of course include the vast majority of offices being closed for […]...

Lighthouse Pro: Actionable Manager Training that Levels up Your Leaders in 3 Essential Steps

Were you a natural leader when you started your management career? Or did you need some manager training, either formally, or self-directed to be effective in your new job? Very few people know how to become a great manager on their own. Instead, it’s through a lot of trial and error, reading, listening and learning […] The post Lighthouse Pro: Actionable...

How to Have Great Meetings: 10 Tips for Conducting Effective Meetings

Ever feel like you’re having too many meetings? Or like the meetings you are having are a waste of time and unproductive? The modern workplace is built on open, fast, and fluid communication, with meetings often at the center of everything; they convey status, allow your voice to be heard, update key leaders & decision […] The post How to Have...

Leadership Lessons: Why Jornaya found Lighthouse Lessons to be the Best Way to Grow their Leaders

Are you teaching your managers how to lead?  Do they know how to live the values of your company to help their team members be successful in their jobs? If you’re like a lot of leaders, teaching key leadership lessons is always on the bottom of your to do list and gets pushed off. However, […] The post Leadership Lessons: Why Jornaya found Lighthouse...

WovenTeams Podcast: One on ones for scaling software teams

Do you like listening to podcast interviews? Have questions about being a good manager in quarantine, or about having great 1 on 1s? Then, the interview of Jason Evanish, CEO of Get Lighthouse, on the WovenTeams “Scaling Software Teams” podcast is perfect for you. Unfortunately, they weren’t able to provide a working embed code, so […] The post WovenTeams...

The Definitive Answer: Who Really Owns a 1 on 1 Meeting?

Who really owns a 1 on 1 meeting? Is it the manager’s meeting? Is it the team member’s?  Who should be in charge of the agenda? If you read around, you’ll see people advocating for a lot of positions. I’ve seen some say, “It’s the team member’s meeting and their job to be adults and […] The post The Definitive Answer: Who Really Owns a 1 on 1 Meeting?...

Avoiding Employee Burnout: How to Help You & Your Team Thrive in Quarantine

How are you feeling right now? Like really…how are you doing? If you’re like most people I’ve spoken to, things are pretty rough with quarantine continuing. You may be feeling it, and there is likely some employee burnout on your team. An informal poll of my followers on Twitter showed that over 2/3rds of respondents […] The post Avoiding Employee...

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