Tips for Motivating the Squad That Builds Your Product

It can be challenging for Product Managers to lead and motivate their team effectively when they’re not necessarily the team’s manager. This is definitely the case for the Product Managers at Trade Me. Here are 6 tips to help boost your product team’s motivation and engagement.

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4 Easy Email Tips to Get the Response That You Want

4 Easy Email Tips to Get the Response That You Want

I write emails almost every day at work. But why is it so hard to get a response sometimes? Over the years, I’ve managed to learn and craft my email writing techniques. Here are my email tips to help you maximize your chances of getting a prompt reply as well.

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10 Leadership Lessons I Gained From Hiring a Freelancer

10 Leadership Lessons I Gained From Hiring a Freelancer

After reading The 4-Hour Work Week book, I was determined to hire freelancers to automate my personal life. Tim Ferriss, the author of the book, suggested that I learn about outsourcing jobs in order to improve my management and leadership skills. My ambition was to hire freelancers to help run my future business as well.

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Learning Improv Acting (Part 2): How I Made the Most of Improv Acting

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More than three months ago, I started to learn improv acting and gained valuable lessons immediately. When the programme ended, my improv buddies and I were in an awkward phase of not knowing what to do with ourselves with everything that we had just learned. Some of my classmates were content with the fact that they had attempted improv acting, and decided not to pursue it further. The rest of us were eager to grow our improv skills to the next level, but a ‘Level 2’ programme was not yet confirmed to happen.

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