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Kate Matsudaira
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techie, geek, hacker - passionate about leadership, entrepreneurship, technology, glitter, sequins, and marshmallows
techie, geek, hacker - passionate about leadership, entrepreneurship, technology, glitter, sequins, and marshmallows

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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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