• Textio is an interesting tool that helps write job listings that are more effective. Textio is the augmented writing platform for creating highly effective job listings. By analyzing the hiring outcomes of more than 10 million job posts a month, Textio predicts the performance of your…

  • We learn better when we write things down. That is what the studies say when I started this job, I said I would finally spend the time to do a better job organizing my day. I make my own planner pages because I have always had…

  • The Lioness, a magazine for female entrepreneurs, is now syndicating The Middles! You can see a recent syndicated column here.

  • I read this and saw my own experience mirrored. It is really not that hard to hire well, and thoughtfully, but few places do it. I’ve had editors neglect to call, or neglect to contact me after an interview. I had one person (who I…

  • Remember, resumes should always be at the ready, who knows when your dream job might call. Money on what your resume should look like.

  • We learn better when we write things down. That is what the studies say when I started this job, I said I would finally spend the time to do a better job organizing my day. I make my own planner pages because I have always had…

  • Working at a startup means that you may be offered equity. What is that even worth? Here’s a handy calculator to help you determine you offer. By the way, remember equity isn’t real money. It’s funny money until the company is sold or goes public….

  • The art of listening well. Erich Fromm is one of those philosophers/psychologists who write for humans. When I cam across this, I recalled being told it’s OK to tell a direct report “not right now.” You can say  “I want to listen to your worries…

  • Do it. Make me uncomfortable. The other day, my partner told me his new boss gave him the following thoughts about his new job: “I want you to make me uncomfortable. I want you to take me out of my comfort zone.” This comes a…

  • What can we do now? I was at Bindercon this past weekend and heard over and over again that we, creative-type smart people, do not know what to do now. We are experiencing a “group depression,” as it was termed in one session. We are…