Does A Leader Always Have a Fancy Title?

As part of my career journey, I have had so many people say to me...I want to be a VP or a CEO.  It’s important to remember that leaders are not just the ones with formal titles such as VP, EVP or CEO.  In fact, many leaders that have inspired me have not been formal … Continue reading Does A Leader Always Have a Fancy Title?

Product Discovery, Be a Giver, not a Taker

The product design and discovery process is messy, involves many people, and is linked to social and organizational dynamics of the team.  To determine what to build, what problems to solve, how to solve them, whether it makes sense to solve them, you need a team of people with many different skills.  For example, the … Continue reading Product Discovery, Be a Giver, not a Taker

Small Talk and Innovation

As an introvert, there is nothing worse than small talk with strangers.  In my 20’s,  I would consider myself a corner dweller at parties where I did not know anyone.  I would find the one person I knew, and we would somehow make our way to the corner where we did not have to interact … Continue reading Small Talk and Innovation

Find Your Voice…as an Introvert

As I have navigated many years in the technology space one of my challenges has been that I am an introvert and I did not realize it for many years.  What did Lynne, the introvert look like? I spent lots of time reflecting and strategizing, by myself, in my head After a day of presenting … Continue reading Find Your Voice…as an Introvert

Teamwork and the Family Dinner Table

When you think of a the family dinner table what do you think of?  For me, it means: Everyone talking at the same time All sorts of interesting topics that can change course mid-conversation Laughter Honesty Debating, lots of debating People interrupting each other And an environment where we all contribute to the conversation. When … Continue reading Teamwork and the Family Dinner Table

To Effectively Lead Teams….Be Vulnerable

My favorite quote is from Teddy Roosevelt: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat … Continue reading To Effectively Lead Teams….Be Vulnerable

What Is Leadership Presence? Why Does It Matter?

Leadership presence is when we motivate and inspire others. What is presence?  Is it being fully available to others?  Is it how we speak to and work with our teams?  Presence is a little bit of all of these.  I recently found a great definition of presence.  Presence is a state that can be defined … Continue reading What Is Leadership Presence? Why Does It Matter?