Are You Hurting Enough to Really Change?

Are You Hurting Enough to Really Change?
  As we enter the last quarter of 2014, I’m reminded of a story by Mike Greene that I read recently in the Business Journals (check it out here). Paraphrasing, the story went something like this: A man walked into an old country store late one afternoon. As he wandered around looking at the merchandise, he was occasionally interrupted by a... Read More

Closing your laptop in meetings

Closing your laptop in meetings
About a year ago, a friend of mine introduced me to a weekly podcast from Manager-Tools. In each cast, Michael Auzenne and Mark Horstman share some of the lessons they’ve learned about how to be a more effective manager. These are actionable techniques rather than purely theoretical concepts. I regularly listen to one of their podcasts while I’m driving to... Read More

Keeping Perspective: What Are You Building?

Keeping Perspective: What Are You Building?
Think about your responsibilities at work for a minute. How many do you have? Can you even name them all?   As technical professionals, we have a myriad of responsibilities This is especially true in today’s economy when so many of us are being asked to do more with less. It’s easy to get caught up in our daily tasks... Read More