Career

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Career

Thriving in Adversity

When I was a kid, my dad owned a powder coating business. For those not familiar, powder coating is where you spray electrostatically charged colored powder…

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Alternative to Arguing

Sometimes you're right, and you know it.  Unfortunately, we live in a world where those around us may not know what we know.  Worse than that…

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Wooden Blocks

I was listening to a Manager Tools podcast over the weekend and they shared a great Civil War era poem by Stephen Vincent Benet that applies…

Frameworks

DiSC

I spent the first several years of my career as a software developer with an incorrect understanding of my default behavioral tendencies. I thought because I…

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Maybe You Shouldn’t Schedule That Meeting

I read an interesting article on HBR last week outlining a framework for deciding whether or not to schedule a meeting. The quality of articles like…

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Growth

The US economy has been growing. According to Morningstar, if you are in Healthcare, your industry enjoyed a 20% increase in 2014. Technology and Real Estate…

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Executive Presence

I had an opportunity to read a few books over the holiday break, and the best one by far, was Executive Presence: The Missing Link Between…

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Be the Worst

When I was in college, I took a particularly challenging Probability and Statistics class - most of the subject matter was new to me and it…

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Personal Styles & Effective Performance

I pride myself on being able to make effective decisions, quickly, with few details required. I am typically unemotional about the decision-making process and rely heavily…