Why You Don’t Deserve A Raise

Let’s take a minute and talk about your compensation. I know that some of you are looking for that raise this year. I know that you’ve been putting in the hours. I know that you’ve taken on the stress. But there is something you need to understand. Hours working does not equate to hours improving ~ Jeffrey Kelly If you …

3 Reasons To Avoid A Management Position

Some people are “right for management” while others “clash with management”. Some people dream of a management role while others consider it something to be avoided at all costs. Why is it that there are so many differing reactions? I knew that my path led to a management role from the very start and I took every opportunity I could …

How To Start A Side-Hustle And Not Get FIRED

A lot of people ask me how they can start doing something outside of their day job to make money and keep their salary rolling in every month. They ask because I did it for multiple years on my way to breaking out from Corporate America. They ask because they want to try out other things while being “safe” inside …

Raises, Bonuses, RSUs, Stock Options, Oh My…

The annual review season is coming up and so I want to give you some important knowledge about raises, bonuses, restricted stock units (RSUs), and stock options so that you have a little better understanding for how your compensation is structured. With this knowledge you can do things like: Make sure your manager understands what you want at review-time Position …

How To Use 1/1’s To Get A Promotion

When was the last time you had a 1/1 With your boss? With your bosses boss? … and you talked about your career instead of your tasks? One on one meetings with your boss and bosses-boss are the most important part of advancing your corporate career. Sure, you need to be the sort of person who delivers good work. Sure, …

How To Be An Entrepreneur At Work

Read to the end of this article to get the free worksheet you can use to find gaps and get a team together to fill them! Entrepreneurs are known for a mindset, skill set, and drive that few have in our society. They run businesses, they hire, fire, and raise money from investors. They come up with great ideas and …

Get Your Email Inbox to ZERO Every Day

Watch it on YouTube Read to the end of this article to get the free worksheet you can use to get your email Inbox to ZERO! Corporate america is driven by email. It is amazing how this indirect, impersonal, emotionless (except when there is emotion), one way communication tool exploded and now drives so much. In my career I’ve had …

Last Day At Expedia #TheRoadLessTraveled #Bravery #Change

In 1994 my dad, a manager at Boeing, brought home an IBM 286 and I wrote a program in BASIC that drew a tree in ascii-art. As the leaves were turning green the next spring I caught my father standing on a stool running a phone line out of the ceiling to the “computer room”… My desperate pleas for “The …

3 Tips For Getting Started With A New Boss

I’ve formally changed roles 11 times in the last 10 years and been moved as part of changes in organization so many more than that. What does this mean? I’ve had to adapt to a lot of new bosses over the years. You might say I’m more experienced at new bosses and new teams than at the technology space I …

Change And Opportunity

Sometimes a lot of change happens all at once. You know what this means if you’ve been informed by your employer that your position has been eliminated. You know about this if your business has closed down. You know about this if something you worked years to build and run was suddenly shut down. When change happens all at once I …