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Your 9AM

16 EpisodesProduced by Adam CockellWebsite

What would you do if this happened where you work?Your 9AM is a podcast about the real-world challenges that come up with the people we work with. We explore difficult situations from every angle to empower you with the perspective to handle them with grace.Co-hosted by Adam and Anna Cockell.

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When “culture” and performance aren’t aligned

May 1st, 2020


In today’s story, a person of color accepts an opportunity to join a different team with a new manager, but is pushed out after failing to embrace …

When raising awareness for an “important social issue”

April 24th, 2020


In today’s story a company’s outreach team takes on gun violence in a neighboring poor, black community, ignoring warnings from an employee that the …

When it comes down to an ultimatum

April 17th, 2020


In today’s story a boss decides to renew a particularly difficult temporary employee’s contract, despite receiving an ultimatum from one of his …

When they aren't a priority

April 10th, 2020


In today's story, an attorney attempts to correct the boss's disregard for gender identity on multiple occasions, while representing clients for that …

When a dream promotion turns into a nightmare

April 3rd, 2020


In today’s story a woman that was previously overlooked for a promotion in a male-dominated department is finally offered the job, only to be met with hostility from the rest of the team.  Anna and I discuss this …

When money is tight and there's no way around it

March 27th, 2020


Today’s story is about a difficult financial situation at work.  How do you keep employees engaged when money is tight?  And what can you do when …

When you’re asked to help trim the fat

March 13th, 2020


What do you do if your boss asks you to rate your peers for layoffs? And what would a better boss do?

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When your future is tied to a revolving door

March 6th, 2020


What do you do if you’ve gone above and beyond your job responsibilities but your boss jumps ship and leaves your career in someone else’s hands?  Over and over.  Check out the story in our newsletter.

Featuring Caitlin …

When you’re not ready to talk

February 27th, 2020


In this week’s two-minute newsletter, we talk about how the "inclusive" practice of asking everyone to speak up in meetings can have unforeseen consequences.  Featuring Caitlin Hutcherson.

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The old boys club might be right under your nose.

February 20th, 2020


You might think the "old boys' club" is a thing of the past, but it hasn’t gone anywhere.  Featuring Teila Evans and Anna Cockell.

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Focused on all the wrong things (part 1)

February 13th, 2020


Here’s what's on the agenda today: a technical customer support engineer is held to a double standard by customers and her boss.  Featuring Susan Haynes and Anna Cockell.  

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Our first appointment

February 6th, 2020


Anna Cockell and Sara Cate Jones join me to discuss the first Your 9AM newsletter story about an engineering leader who walks by a meeting and …

Travis Bryant on Building Sales at Optimizely

May 10th, 2019


Scenario: you're hired as the first VP at an ambitious startup with plans to help the world experiment with messaging. That's a big idea, but how do you set the company up for success? Travis Bryant, former sales SVP at …

Russ Thau on Optimizing the Customer Journey at Envoy

March 29th, 2019


Scenario: you've built sales teams at software companies before and join a trending startup to do just that, only to find out that everything is different. Russ Thau, VP of Revenue and Success at Envoy, discusses the …

Adam Zimman on Starting Product and Partnerships at LaunchDarkly

March 15th, 2019


Scenario: you're head of product and your startup nails product market fit. What now?

Adam Zimman, VP of Product and Platform at Launchdarkly, discusses his thoughts on partnerships, diversity, and leadership at a …

Bobby Pinero on Scaling Finance at Intercom

February 25th, 2019


Scenario: you're hired as the first finance person at a product-first startup that grows like wildfire. What's your first move?

Bobby Pinero, Senior Director of Finance and Analytics at Intercom, discusses the lessons he …

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