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Category: Management

Your hiring strategy is getting in the way of your product success

Talent is Still the Game-changer Having spent the last 18 months working on a book about Product Leadership it has come as some surprise that a big problem facing product leaders is still hiring. I say still because I wrote about this…

Digital project management toolkit series: Slack

When we begin a project here at Fresh Tilled Soil, we fire up an arsenal of digital tools to help us keep the trains running on time. Although our project management process is flexible enough to adapt to the communication style of…

Don’t cold scope: a case for the Design Needs Assessment

At Fresh Tilled Soil, we begin most projects with a two-hour meeting we call a Design Needs Assessment. It’s a casual meeting between Fresh and our potential client that happens even before project scoping. From a project management perspective, this is a…

Ways We Work: Perks are overrated

Craig Bryant, Founder and CEO of Kin, and Emily Powers, Director of Operations and Finance at Fresh Tilled Soil, have joined forces to uncover the mysteries of the modern workplace. The following is the final chapter of an eight-part series featuring some…

Ways We Work: Your workplace is a product, and it has a brand

Craig Bryant, Founder and CEO of Kin, and Emily Powers, Director of Operations and Finance at Fresh Tilled Soil, have joined forces to uncover the mysteries of the modern workplace. The following is the seventh chapter of an eight-part series featuring some of…

Ways We Work: So long, yesteryear’s performance reviews

Craig Bryant, Founder and CEO of Kin, and Emily Powers, Director of Operations and Finance at Fresh Tilled Soil, have joined forces to uncover the mysteries of the modern workplace. The following is the sixth chapter of an eight-part series featuring some of…