Yearly Archives: 2015


The Intern Presentations

Last week, I had the pleasure of sitting in for a portion of the interns’ final presentations.  Interns from each of the company’s divisions presented on their summer assignments.  The auditorium was packed by the time I arrived, so I opted for the last aisle of seats


Here’s a Story of Bob, A True Bridge Burner.

  Bob’s reputation at Company X was generally not positive.  One day, Bob transferred into another department of the same company.  However, as time passed, it showed that Bob was not fitting into the new department and tension rose between team members Tom and Sally.


It’s Internship Season

  The end of May marks the unofficial start of Summer and the official start of intern season. Next week, college students from around the country will gather in the company’s auditorium for orientation.  They will look at each other, make silent judgements, and wonder


Is The Company A Good Fit For You?

  During an interview, the hiring manager is trying to decide if you will be a good fit for the department and the company.  Your job is to find out it is a good fit for your work style and career, but it all depends on


The Difference Between a Boss and a Leader

A picture is worth a thousand words and the ones below speak volumes.


The SaaSy Project: From One Cloud to Another

  The SaaSy Project – Part One:  Choosing a SaaSy Replacement For the next several months you will accompany me on a project I’m managing.  The time has come to replace a cloud-based software suite that’s been in use for the last seven years.  It’s


A Conference Call and Email in Real Life

My cousin told me about these videos today by Tripp and Tyler. They are rather spot on, what do you think? And a bonus video so that you can waste more time.

Businessman Irritated with Loud Coworker

When Background Noise Is A Good Thing

Recently, the cubicle walls on the floor I work on were lowered to foster better communication amongst team members.  All it did was enable people to talk louder across cubicles and that usually happens when I’m on a call.  Go figure. While I do listen

New System Selection Mind Map

Organize Your Thoughts Through Mind Mapping

A friend recently introduced to me the concept of mind mapping, and it is something I wish I knew of earlier. Mind mapping may sound complicated, but in reality, it couldn’t be simpler.  At the core of the mind map is your idea/project/product/thought.  It can


Low Cubicles and Open Floor Work Spaces, How I Loathe Thee

  To foster open communication among employees.  To increase team dynamics.  That’s the business case the higher ups make to convince employees that low profile cubes and open work space floor plans are better than traditional cubicle layouts.  That’s easy to say when the person