To understand empathetic leadership, watch this cartoon immediately

It seems like a lot of people enjoy talking about stuff but never actually get around to doing it. Especially when it comes to #leadership, and ten times over when it comes to empathy. Because there’s fundamentally one thing that people completely forget when it comes to being a leader, and because they forget it, they automatically, well, aren’t leaders:

When you use marketing buzzwords, you sound like a moron

I’m going to preface this article by saying that some industry-standard terms are completely valid. When used appropriately and within specific context. And some digital marketing agencies, companies, and freelancers employ them very well. They make key concepts easy to understand. Read Original Post

Startups: I like that you’re so ambitious. But here’s a reality check:

Startups: I like that you’re so ambitious. But here’s a reality check:

Your business idea is not unique. Sorry I’m kind of tired of introducing myself every article. Let’s just say I’ve been around the Startup block a while, and I’ve been in my field since I was a wee neopets hacker and MMO private server admin. I’m also pretty tired of rolling around every social media network under the sun and seeing …

Strong female characters taught me how to be myself

Strong female characters taught me how to be myself

I’ve seen some wild things in my 16+ years as a gamer. But the thing that blew my mind the most was the great gulf created between feminists and gamers when gamergate reared its ugly head. The vast, harmful schism gamergate created is still coloring the outlooks of so many of my fellow gamers. Read Original Post