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Kate Matsudaira
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The joy of teamwork: how to swarm your way to a more productive team

Do you fondly remember the early days with your team when you had a pile of work to do, and everyone just dug into it with a vengeance? Is it now a struggle every week to keep everyone busy and productive? Is it hard to divide up the work for the week? Is…
Do you fondly remember the early days with your team when you had a pile of work to do, and everyone just dug into it with a vengeance? Is it now a struggle every week to keep everyone busy and pro...
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How to empower a team that doesn't seem to want to be empowered

How to empower a person or team that won’t take charge themselves It’s written (a lot) that managers today should spend most of their efforts giving the people on their team autonomy and freedom in their work. You’re told, “Give people on your team a…
How to empower a person or team that won’t take charge themselves It’s written (a lot) that managers today should spend most of their efforts giving the people on their team autonomy and freedom in...
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Are you ready for this? How to handle the emotional facets of leadership

There are all sorts of things no one tells you about being a leader. It all sounds new and shiny. You’ll probably get a raise, more exciting work and decision-making power. You may be able to stop doing tasks that have become routine or boring to you. And…
There are all sorts of things no one tells you about being a leader. It all sounds new and shiny. You'll probably get a raise, more exciting work and decision-making power. You may be able to stop ...
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You don't need a mentor!

You don’t need a mentor. This is something I say often, because one of the most common questions I get asked is how someone can find a mentor. This question is starting to drive me crazy. This is such a limiting way to think about your own career. Think…
You don’t need a mentor. This is something I say often, because one of the most common questions I get asked is how someone can find a mentor. This question is starting to drive me crazy. This is s...
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Are you getting distracted? How to tell the difference between a meaningful change of plans and a plain old distraction: a guide to focus over time

Update: Based on the amazing response to my posts on notebooks and productivity, and my passion for building the perfect notebook, we launched a Kickstarter on November 20, 2014 to fund our creation of The Spark Notebook. Due to the success of our…
Update: Based on the amazing response to my posts on notebooks and productivity, and my passion for building the perfect notebook, we launched a Kickstarter on November 20, 2014 to fund our creatio...
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How to win an argument at work

In a perfect world, we would all get along with our coworkers and boss all the time. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. At work, it’s rare that a decision gets made where everyone is 100% on board and in agreement. It is often the case that…
In a perfect world, we would all get along with our coworkers and boss all the time. Unfortunately, we don’t live in a perfect world. At work, it’s rare that a decision gets made where everyone is ...
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Working effectively: how to squeeze more productivity out of a crazy schedule

We all want flexibility, and to work on what we want when we want. But it’s hard to get all of your things done when there are tons of demands on your time. You only have so many hours in a day, and when many of them are taken up with other people’s needs…
We all want flexibility, and to work on what we want when we want. But it’s hard to get all of your things done when there are tons of demands on your time. You only have so many hours in a day, an...
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Big life changes: a 5-part self-assessment to help you adapt and keep growing

In just the last couple of weeks, a lot of big things have happened. I moved from the city to the country. I got engaged. KateM watched her little boy turn a year old. Whenever these big life events happen, they can make us stop and think about our lives…
In just the last couple of weeks, a lot of big things have happened. I moved from the city to the country. I got engaged. KateM watched her little boy turn a year old. Whenever these big life event...
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Don't quit your day job: how to make a career leap with your eyes open

A common question we get asked at Popforms is one like this: “I’m a software engineer, but I have great people skills. I think I could be a really good manager, but I don’t feel like I have an opportunity for that kind of growth at this job.” or “My…
A common question we get asked at Popforms is one like this: “I’m a software engineer, but I have great people skills. I think I could be a really good manager, but I don’t feel like I have an oppo...
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3 ways to respond when you get an unexpected new task at work (without ruining your schedule)

Update: Based on the amazing response to my posts on notebooks and productivity, and my passion for building the perfect notebook, we launched a Kickstarter on November 20, 2014 to fund our creation of The Spark Notebook. Due to the success of our…
Update: Based on the amazing response to my posts on notebooks and productivity, and my passion for building the perfect notebook, we launched a Kickstarter on November 20, 2014 to fund our creatio...
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How to connect with teams you don't see every day: a remote work leadership guide

On May 1st in Seattle, we’re hosting another session of our hit workshop Core Management Essentials Training — a full day of hands on leadership training to take new managers from good to great. Immerse yourself in the best practices used by top…
On May 1st in Seattle, we're hosting another session of our hit workshop Core Management Essentials Training -- a full day of hands on leadership training to take new managers from good to great. I...
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Katherine Roth
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Entrepreneur, technologist and barrel of fun. When not working I write code, blog posts, and dream about big ideas
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  • popforms
    Founder, 2013 - present
  • Decide
    VP Engineering, 2011 - 2013
  • SEOmoz
    VP Engineering, 2009 - 2011
  • Delve Networks (now Limelight)
    VP Engineering
  • Amazon.com
    Software Developer, Lead, Manager
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Getting passed over for projects and promotions? This is what's holding ...
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Today's blog post is an adaptation of a talk I gave at PuppetConf 2014 in San Francisco. Trust Me - the science of trust in technology leade

Seattle lifestyle & fashion - FreshJess.com: How I Use My Spark Note...
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On this last day of my Spark Notebook giveaway, I thought I'd give y'all a peek into how I've been using it myself! I wanted to film a video

Why you should be investing more money in your career: the case for spen...
popforms.com

On March 13th in Seattle, we’re hosting the first-ever Core Management Essentials Workshop -- a full day of hands on leadership training to

How to take good notes and get the most from your meetings
popforms.com

Since we launched the Spark Notebook, we’ve been answering a ton of questions about how to take great notes and make the most of the time yo

How to create a yearly theme: a free worksheet & guide to make the m...
popforms.com

It’s the first day of 2015. What do you have planned for this year? Today is the day most people are setting resolutions and goals for the n

How to do time blocking
popforms.com

Update: Based on the amazing response to my posts on notebooks and productivity, and my passion for building the perfect notebook, we launch

Preparing for what comes after a promotion: how to create a plan for suc...
popforms.com

“Failing to plan is planning to fail.” What’s the most important tool to ensuring your success in a new role? It’s actually simpler than you

JP Nicols: Driving financial innovation through FinTech.
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When an athlete goes down with injury, the mental frustration and stress that comes with being off the field can often outweigh any physical

Video: Queue Portrait: Kate Matsudaira - ACM Queue
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Latest Comments. - "Hi, some ORB implementations were developed to use CORBA not on ..." The Rise and Fall of CORBA; - "The screen shot in P

Lessons Learned from Cultivate - Programming - O'Reilly Media
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Last week I had the pleasure of co-chairing Cultivate. The conference was one-day event focused on technology and leadership. The Backstory

Want to get ahead in DevOps? Expand your expertise and emotional intelli...
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In this interview, Decide VP of engineering Kate Matsudaira discusses how and why developer jobs are changing. She also offers four practica

Which is easier to tune, humans or machines? - O'Reilly Radar
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In this Velocity podcast, Kate Matsudaira discusses the human side of performance and operations, including how to teach people to address t

Video – Helping People Help Themselves — kate{mats}
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Video Transcript. Today we're going to be talking about how to help people help themselves. So I've gotten a couple of emails recent

Video – Managing Meetings with Your Manager — kate{mats}
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Today I'm going to talk about my strategies for managing your manager. So in the past, when I have had jobs, I've actually avoided t

What Your Social Search Is Missing
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Over the last few years, recruiters and employers have come to see the immense value in harnessing the power of social media to source and a

Data Mining the Web: Crawling | blog@CACM | Communications of the ACM
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Central to any data-mining project is having sufficient amounts of data that can be processed to provide meaningful and statistically releva

Smart Guy Productivity Pitfalls
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Productivity is one of my pet topics, because it's always dogged me a bit, especially early in my career. I'd pull long days and nights and

Kate Matsudaira departs Decide, starts Pop Forms - GeekWire
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Kate Matsudaira has left Decide.com, and started a new company called Pop Forms that's developing software to help employees and managers be

The Science of Managing Data Scientists
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Creating great products powered by big data can be challenging. Data science work is often ambiguous, which can make results unpredictable a

Authenticity on the Path to Success — kate{mats}
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Not long ago I had a problem with lying. Several years ago I made lots of changes and one of those was I stopped lying – cold turkey. An aro

Dr. Sodhi treated my dog Max who had been confined to a crate and on pain medicine for almost 2 months for his back problems. We were told he would like need surgery, however, with 7 acupuncture treatments and at home hydrotherapy (Dr. Sodhi instructed me how to do it that way to save money) Max recovered quickly. Now it is like the back injury never happened. I can't recommend Dr. Sohi enough.
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