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How to give feedback to your boss

How to give feedback to your boss

This is one of the toughest things to do as an employee. Here are some guidelines for giving feedback to your manager or CEO. This piece ...
What do CEOs, managers, and employees say about using Know Your Company to create a positive…

What do CEOs, managers, and employees say about using Know Your Company to create a positive…

Watch our new videos on how folks have benefitted from using Know Your Company to get honest employee feedback and develop a healthy ...
We’re hiring a programmer

We’re hiring a programmer

After our best month of sales ever in December, a new spot on our team has opened up Dear programmer who cares about doing meaningful ...
New in KYC: Who agrees with who 👍

New in KYC: Who agrees with who 👍

The most important decision you make as a CEO is where you choose to put your time and energy. Especially when it comes to receiving ...
We’re hiring a salesperson

We’re hiring a salesperson

After 2.5 years running Know Your Company as a one-person and then two-person company, we’re ready to bring on teammate #3! Dear ...
You need only one good reason to change your business strategy

You need only one good reason to change your business strategy

A big change in business strategy simply needs to never lose sight of just this one thing. Going through a big change in your business? ...
Watch our talks on leadership, creating a positive company culture, and how we run Know Your…

Watch our talks on leadership, creating a positive company culture, and how we run Know Your…

Lately, I’ve been out on the road speaking quite a bit. From Stockholm to Austin to Denver to Boston, I’ve been honored to share our ...
“What kind of company are you?”: Our biggest business mistake and why I’m glad we made it

“What kind of company are you?”: Our biggest business mistake and why I’m glad we made it

Me. If they say you learn from your biggest leadership mistakes, this one takes the cake. We made a huge mistake. We’d built a new ...
The evils of anonymous employee feedback

The evils of anonymous employee feedback

Why anonymous employee feedback is counterproductive and should be avoided in the workplace. I recently realized that I’m in the ...
The four questions to ask every single employee for feedback

The four questions to ask every single employee for feedback

Based our research, these are the essential employee engagement questions for managers that we’ve found to be most effective. Getting ...
Don’t ask for employee feedback — invite it.

Don’t ask for employee feedback — invite it.

How to get employee feedback in the workplace all starts with how you ask for it. When someone invites you to an event or a party, you ...
Don’t be the last to know: How to overcome your leadership blindspots

Don’t be the last to know: How to overcome your leadership blindspots

As a CEO, business executive or manager, you can be caught in a bubble. Here’s how to break through and get the employee feedback ...
How we define our company mission, vision, and values

How we define our company mission, vision, and values

What I wrote back in 2013 to remind myself of what matters as we develop Know Your Company’s own organizational culture. Yesterday was ...
What to remember when you’re the boss

What to remember when you’re the boss

Remember the emperor who wore no clothes? Don’t inadvertently become a bad boss. When you’re the boss, there’s one important thing ...
Fresh eyes: The most important thing a new hire brings

Fresh eyes: The most important thing a new hire brings

When welcoming a new coworker, keep this in mind. On the first day of one of the first jobs I ever had coming out of college, a mentor of ...
Hire someone new? Don’t forget to do these four things when onboarding a new employee

Hire someone new? Don’t forget to do these four things when onboarding a new employee

The importance of onboarding a new employee well cannot be overstated. Here’s how to do it well. Welcome new employees! Do you remember ...
How to not take negative feedback personally at work

How to not take negative feedback personally at work

Three things to remember when you handle criticism in the workplace. I often look like this when I take feedback personally. I recently ...
Chin up, CEOs: The business problems you’re facing, we’re all facing

Chin up, CEOs: The business problems you’re facing, we’re all facing

The challenges of running a business are felt by all of us as business owners. Trust me. What it feels like to run a business, most of ...
Futility: one of the mistakes that make people quit

Futility: one of the mistakes that make people quit

Why do people quit their jobs? Not feeling heard might be the reason. Futility has been found to be 1.8 times more common than fear ...