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Myth of the Left and Right Brain - ProdPod

ProdPod: Episode 104: The Myth of the Left and Right Brain

For decades we have talked about the “left-” and “right-brained” person. The idea categorizes those who are left-brained as more analytical and better at the math and sciences, while those who are right-brained as more creative and intuitive and better at the arts. This has become common psychological parlance to talk of people in this way. After all, we have… Read more →

Managing Up for a More Productive Organizational Culture - Part 2 - ProdPod

ProdPod: Episode 103: Managing Up for a More Productive Organizational Culture, Part 2

In episode 102, I introduced the idea of managing up and discussed one leg of it–managing expectations and delegation. Here in this episode, we’ll cover the next two legs of managing up for a more productive organizational culture–managing collaborative time wisely and managing your manager. Managing Collaborative Time Wisely From quick assignment of tasks, working on a project together, or scheduling… Read more →

Managing Up for a More Productive Organizational Culture - Part 1 - ProdPod

ProdPod: Episode 102: Managing Up for a More Productive Organizational Culture, Part 1

I’ve read extensively and have been honing my management skills over the past two decades, and something I’ve found to be universal is this: unless you’re at the top of the organizational chart, everyone must manage up in order to be most productive. No matter where you are on the food chain, you must be managing up. Supervisors, executives, and… Read more →