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Meet Modern Manager Speakers, Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale

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We are beyond excited to announce that Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale, co-authors of How F*cked Up is your Management will be joining us for an exclusive Modern Managers AMA on Wednesday, March 21st, 2018. 

Johnathan Nightingale

Johnathan Nightingale is a founder and partner at Raw Signal Group. He is editor of The Co-pour and bestselling author of “How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership.”

Johnathan has built and operated organizations from 2 people to 250. He was the Vice President of Firefox for Mozilla during a period of intense turmoil inside Mozilla and in the web at large, helped build and launch the first Firefox offerings on Android and iOS, and still cheers every time the open web wins.

After Mozilla he joined Hubba as their Chief Product Officer, and helped that team triple in size while improving their diversity stats instead of watching them slide. He is proud to sit on the board of Creative Commons, and is a big believer in the power of mission-based organizations.

He has strong opinions about your coffee infrastructure. You can find him on twitter: @johnath

Melissa Nightingale

Melissa Nightingale is a founder and partner at Raw Signal Group. She is editor of The Co-pour and bestselling author of “How F*cked Up Is Your Management? An Uncomfortable Conversation About Modern Leadership.”

Melissa’s been a startup warrior since the first dotcom boom and has the branded t-shirt collection to prove it. She has held senior leadership roles in marketing, pr, and strategy at several fast paced startups, including Wattpad, Edmodo, and Mozilla. Melissa cut her teeth in the agency world at OutCast Communications, SparkPR, and Edelman.

Melissa moved to Toronto after more than a decade of working in senior tech roles in Silicon Valley. She is gradually adjusting to seasons.

Melissa is a frequent speaker at industry events and universities about leadership, entrepreneurship, and women in tech.

You can find her on twitter: @shappy

What will Melissa and Johnathan be discussing at the Meetup?

Meetings – Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you gotta have ‘em. People love to lament that meetings are a waste of time, but the reality is, in the modern workplace, you need to collaborate with others to get s%$^ done.

Join us on Wed. March 21st for a very special Modern Managers event. We’ll hear from Johnathan and Melissa Nightingale, co-authors of How F*cked Up is your Management, about why meetings are actually useful – if you know how to run them.

You’ll learn why human-to-human meetings are needed to align employees to a company’s mission, rally around goals and build bridges between teams.

Get your questions ready because this is an AMA! We’ll spend most of the evening answering your questions about how to run great meetings. So, come curious! If you need something to get the gears going, check out their blog post about meetings on the Co-Pouror keep an eye out for our book giveaway later this month!

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Melissa and Johnathan will be selling and signing books at the event. Can’t wait until then? Click here to buy it on Amazon

Join the Meetup Wednesday, March 21st

The event is hosted at SoapBox offices – please use the side entrance at 398 Adelaide Street W, Suite 200. Check out the agenda below:

  • 6:15- 6:45 Meet and greet, light refreshments
  • 6:45- 7:15 AMA with Melissa and Johnathan Nightingale
  • 7:15-8:00 Mix and mingle

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