‘Work Like a Boss’ with advice from a boss who works

Nancy Lyons, author of "Work Like A Boss"
Nancy Lyons speaks with MPR News host Kerri Miller about her new book “Work Like A Boss.”
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It’s a weird year in the workplace. If the option exists, most employees are working from home. Office buildings sit empty. In big cities, occupancy rates hover around 25 percent. Relationships exist mostly on Zoom, and the line between work and home life has become a gradient.

But that’s no reason to give up, says Nancy Lyons. In her new book, “Work Like a Boss,” the CEO and cofounder of Clockwork, argues that fulfilling work has very little to do with the place you do it. Instead, she says, now is the time to drill down on key elements like clear communication, collaboration and innovation.

Lyons is also a member of the MPR Board of Trustees.

Wednesday, MPR News host Kerri Miller had a conversation with Lyons about how to work like a boss — even if you don’t have that word in your title.


  • Nancy Lyons is the cofounder and CEO of Clockwork, a Minneapolis-based ad digital agency, and the author of her new book, “Work Like a Boss.”

To listen to the full conversation you can use the audio player above.

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