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PEOPLE are the way

Pooja Dang Leadership Articles

There’s an ancient African proverb that resonates deeply in the modern world of leadership: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.” It’s a reminder that collaboration, not solitude, propels us toward lasting success. In the early stages of your career, blazing a trail alone might yield […]

Chasing Perfection: Why It’s Time for a New Goal.

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In a world that champions spotless, flawless standards, the pursuit of ‘perfect’ seems like the most logical ambition, doesn’t it? We’re often enticed with the idea of unblemished execution and outcomes. Fresh out of the box. Untouched. Immaculate. But here’s an unpopular opinion: Perfect is not only overrated but also… monotonous. Yes, I said it. […]

Get out of the weeds

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Do you want to know why staying in the weeds, the to-list, and the email inbox is so easy? We say we hate it.  We wish we didn’t have to do it.  We would outsource it if we could. But we don’t because it helps us avoid the deeper work and the bigger picture we […]

5 Ways to Create Team Spirit

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Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was it built by one person. We forget this in our overly-individualistic and hyper-competitive culture, and it’s hurting our work cultures – both in-person and remote – and has been for years. We weren’t meant to do things alone, but as the greatest management principle in the world […]

My Top Tips for Taking Feedback

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Not the greatest at taking feedback? Join the club. The majority of us wouldn’t consider ourselves well-versed or even good at taking feedback. Feedback usually elicits a shiver, a cringe, or an outright ick. Yet feedback is not only a part of life but a powerful part of your growth.  Believing we’re just not good […]

The Future is Now

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Everybody loves to live in the future.  It’s where we imagine our ideal selves doing, being, and enjoying all the things our current selves are working towards. It’s where we get to put all of our hopes and dreams and expensive wish-list stuff that helps distract us from the often arduous and tough daily life […]

What To Do When Crazy Happens

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Shit is officially crazy. Maybe that’s an understatement or something that could be said at any point in history, but there’s something about the way Twitter is lurching and jerking in Silicon Valley right now that makes this whole corporate ride more turbulent by the day. Every morning, something is crashing and burning in the […]

Find the Friction

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Do you ever notice that adding more pressure when you’re meeting a lot of resistance in a project or person doesn’t always work? Sure, tenacity and endurance have their place, but more force can also exacerbate the problem and make you break something (your motivation, reputation or relationships). Instead of pushing harder when something’s not […]

No U-turns

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Going stir-crazy with being at home? Not in the mood to get into the ‘new normal’? Can’t wait to get back to the perfectly fine ‘old’ normal?  I get it.  There are moments when I feel the same way.  Throughout this crisis, I’ve been sharing my advice about dealing with this chaotic and uncertain environment. […]