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Rock Stars vs. Superstars

Leadership & Management

Rock Stars vs. Superstars

You need a good mix of growth trajectory and ambition in your team. Keep the reliable rock stars on your team happy by offering them the same pay and respect given the fast-growing superstars offered more responsibility and promotions.

Michael Karampalas

Michael Karampalas

October 5, 2020 4 minute read

16 of the Best Talks on Product Management, Jobs-to-be-Done, Lean, and Discovery

Product Management

16 of the Best Talks on Product Management, Jobs-to-be-Done, Lean, and Discovery

At Status Hero, we regularly share and watch product development talks as a team. They help us expand our approaches and challenge ourselves to do better. Here are 16 of our team’s favorites on product management, jobs-to-be-done, lean, and discovery. Product Management Product Strategy: Revisited...

September 28, 2020 6 minute read

Case Study: Interview Cake

Case Studies

Case Study: Interview Cake

Interview Cake is a study tool that preps software engineering candidates for programming interviews.

June 20, 2020 2 minute read

The Thoughtful Leader's Guide to Managing a Remote Team

Leadership & Management

The Thoughtful Leader's Guide to Managing a Remote Team

Ever been on a great distributed or remote team before? Everyone gets along, solid products are built and big challenges are faced head-on. You enjoy the day-to-day, learn a ton and routinely feel a warm sense of accomplishment. You even perk up for business-related emails...

Henry Poydar

Henry Poydar

June 5, 2020 19 minute read

Monday Routines: Dave Gerhardt, VP of Marketing at Drift

People & Culture

Monday Routines: Dave Gerhardt, VP of Marketing at Drift

Welcome to another installment of “Monday Routines,” in which software people like you recount their Monday rituals. The goal is to peer into their day-to-day patterns and habits as they lead teams, collaborate, and deliver great software. Hopefully you’ll discover a tidbit or two to...

April 11, 2021 5 minute read

More Product Updates

Product Updates

More Product Updates

It’s been a while (too long!) since we gave you an update about all of the work we’ve been doing at Status Hero to improve the way your team works. We’re sorry about that we’ll do a better job at keeping you up-to-date in the...

March 13, 2021 4 minute read

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