When you find yourself getting frustrated with colleagues, ask yourself what’s motivating them

A large woman with a crown sits on a throne above her coworkers who are small and looking up at her feet.
Illustration: Simo Liu

Jessica Powell, the former Google vice president who wrote The Big Disruption and told you how to quit your job, is here to answer your common but tricky work questions. Check back every other week for more management advice with a tech inflection.

I work with people who are inconsistently…

Jessica Powell

Technophile, technophobe. Music software start-up founder. Former Google VP. Author, The Big Disruption. Fan of shochu, chocolate, and the absurd.

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