The People Stack Podcast

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

150 episodes of The People Stack Podcast since the first episode, which aired on June 24th, 2016.

  • Episode 150: Coping with extraordinary career struggles

    August 5th, 2020  |  35 mins 22 secs

    More than ever, we’ve been talking with tech managers who are coping with extraordinary career struggles.

    Out of work for months on end and if they haven’t declared bankruptcy yet, they’ll have to.

    Stuck in a dead-end job and, every day, it feels like a little piece of them is dying inside.

    On top of that, they’re dealing with massive health and relationship issues too. Hospital beds and divorces are part of these stories.

    How do you cope with these extraordinary career and life struggles?

    I talk about how and - even more importantly - how NOT to do that in this episode.

    Tune in right now!

  • Episode 149: Are you ready to compete?

    August 3rd, 2020  |  16 mins 58 secs

    Let’s be real for a moment: Right now, there is more competition for tech leadership jobs than ever.

    There is more competition for raises and bonuses than ever.

    We are sailing through a massive storm together and the only tech leaders who are going to win are the ones who are ready to compete.

    In this episode, I talk about what it takes to compete for jobs and bonuses in the tech world right now - and what you need to do to be one of the winners.

  • Episode 148: Wasting your time with experts

    July 29th, 2020  |  16 mins 54 secs

    Are you sick of wasting your time trying to learn from the so-called experts?

    You spend hours reading their books, watching their TED talks, doing your best to apply their information…

    But you’re not seeing measurable results.

    You still haven’t gotten that raise, that promotion, that new job that you’ve been wanting.

    In this episode, I talk about why this is so common and how to get the help that will result in measurable progress in your tech career.

    Don’t miss this one!

  • Episode 147: Experts who can’t help you

    July 27th, 2020  |  32 mins 43 secs

    How do you achieve your dreams?

    Work with an expert!

    But what do we mean by “expert”?

    And can all experts REALLY help you?

    In this episode, I help you find the exact expert help that YOU need - so you can reach your career goals faster than you thought possible!

    Check it out right now!

  • Episode 146: How much is your time worth?

    July 22nd, 2020  |  26 mins 42 secs

    Have you ever considered how much your time is worth?

    You could do the standard [what I get paid] / [# of hours].

    This will give you your hourly rate.

    But there’s more to it than that.

    Because in order to feel like all of the challenges of upgrading your career are worth it, you have to take a different approach.

    You have to consider the intangibles that will not come out in a standard mathematical equation.

    Ready to own ALL of your worth so that you feel inspired to take on the journey of career transformation with determination, confidence, and joy?

    Check out this episode now!

  • Episode 145: Is all this hard work worth it?

    July 20th, 2020  |  29 mins 47 secs

    “It’s not worth it!”

    We hear this a lot from people who reach out to us for help.

    They’re working their butts off, they’re committed to excellence, they’re making valuable contributions…

    And yet - it doesn’t feel worth it.

    Because they’re not getting rewarded. They’re not getting recognized. They’re not getting paid at a level to match those contributions.

    How do you make it worth it so that you can upgrade your career, your teams, your paychecks, AND your life?

    Do not miss this episode!

  • Episode 144: Dreaming is irresponsible & selfish

    July 15th, 2020  |  24 mins 33 secs

    Is dreaming irresponsible and selfish? If can sometimes feel that way…

    Especially now, when we know that so many people in the world are suffering through the fear and the hate.

    Some days, dreaming feels wrong. And simply getting out of bed and taking a shower is a win.

    However, connecting to your dream - and creating it - is the only way to move forward.

    In this episode, I talk about how to do that - even when every fiber of your being resists.

    Do not miss this one!

  • Episode 143: Escape the negativity vortex, build your dream

    July 13th, 2020  |  25 mins 8 secs

    There is a lot of negativity going around right now.

    A lot of fear, doubt, uncertainty, hatred, anger, and blame.

    How do you ensure that this doesn’t affect your ability to make an impact?

    The only way to escape such a powerful negative vortex is to focus on something so profoundly positive and uplifting, it’s almost as if the vortex disappears.

    What to focus on?

    Tune in right now to find out!

  • Episode 142: The 5 silent, insidious diseases that plague tech managers (Part 2)

    July 8th, 2020  |  21 mins 5 secs

    This week, we’re talking about the identity diseases that plague the careers of tech managers.

    In this episode, I reveal 3 more diseases that could be destroying your tech career right now.

    These diseases are subtle yet harmful.

    It’s extremely important that you’re aware of their existence and their power.

    Turn in right now to find out how to fight them!

  • Episode 141: The 5 silent, insidious diseases that plague tech managers (Part 1)

    July 6th, 2020  |  30 mins 6 secs

    After serving thousands of tech managers for over 5 years, what patterns have we noticed?

    There are many of them - and I want to point out a pattern that lurks beneath the surface.

    Hardly anyone talks about it but we know it’s there.

    It’s hard to talk about. It’s hard to put into words.

    The pattern I’m talking about are the silent, insidious diseases that destroy the careers of tech managers.

    What are they and how can you keep them from destroying YOUR career?

    You will NOT want to miss this one!

  • Episode 140: Fired for all the wrong reasons

    July 1st, 2020  |  21 mins 4 secs

    Were you ever laid off - or fired - from a job for all the wrong reasons?

    The good reasons would be: you weren’t performing up to par or you severely breached ethical standards.

    Unfortunately, though, a lot of good people are fired for some really bad reasons.

    If this has happened to you, please know that there is a way to thrive through this experience.

    Find out how on this episode!

  • Episode 139: “You’re the best boss we ever had.” You’re fired.

    June 29th, 2020  |  24 mins 36 secs

    Over the past several months, we’ve had a string of clients who were fired or laid off from their jobs.

    This wasn’t because they were poor performers.

    In fact, one of them got glowing performance reviews and his team reported, “You’re the best boss we ever had.”

    So why was he fired? Why does this happen? Has this happened to you?

    I talk about all of this on this episode. Give it a listen!

  • Episode 138: What 3 qualities are necessary to upgrade your tech career?

    June 24th, 2020  |  27 mins 16 secs

    Will this work for you? Will you be able to advance in your tech career just like our clients have?

    The answer is: I don’t know.

    I can tell you this though - if you tap into just 3 qualities, you will set yourself up for success.

    What are these 3 qualities? I share them in this episode.

    Do not miss it!

  • Episode 137: 3 clients. 3 stories of tech career transformation.

    June 22nd, 2020  |  25 mins 41 secs

    We get asked all the time: Who are your clients? Are they anything like me?
    What kinds of help do you give them?

    Really what you’re asking is: Will this work for me?

    Will the help you give help me to transform MY tech career?

    To show you that our clients are amazing humans who have overcome some very thorny problems, I’ll share 3 of their stories this week.

    Which one inspires you the most?

    Do not miss this episode!

  • Episode 136: Hiring a resume writer is a terrible idea

    June 17th, 2020  |  12 mins 45 secs

    I’m just gonna come out and say it: People put way, way, way too much emphasis on resumes!

    There’s so much focus and pressure and worries around having the perfect resume.

    That’s why people spend hundreds - sometimes thousands! - of dollars to have someone write their resume for them.

    In this episode, I explain why this is a terrible idea.

    Check out this episode now!

  • Episode 135: Your resume doesn’t matter as much as you think it does

    June 15th, 2020  |  18 mins 6 secs

    We get asked ALL the time: How do I write an amazing resume? How do I make sure my LInkedIn profile looks awesome?

    Here’s the truth: What you say on your resume and LinkedIn doesn’t matter as much as you think it does!

    It’s not nearly as important as what happens before and after.

    What are the key steps that happen before and after?

    Tune in to find out!