How Fairness Builds Greatness

Whether a company succeeds or fails in the long term often comes down to culture. What is the company culture? Is it collaborative? Is it a hierarchy? Is it toxic? The examination of company culture has grown in to a multi-million dollar dream for consultants across the country. The best way to change or improve ...

Using the Right Tools and Right Methods for the Job

As a Project Manager, you should know two things: The Best Practices/Methods laid out by the PMBOK and When you should and should not use them.

Stoic’s Corner: Stoicism In My Life

Our world is a pretty crazy place. Being a living, breathing and thinking being in this world seems to confront you on an almost daily basis with situations and events that make you wonder how in the world humanity ever crawled out of their caves and advanced to the levels are at now...or gives you ...

Facebook Polls are a Jackpot for Scammers

Those Get To Know Me Polls are not harmless fun...they are a jackpot for Social Engineers and Hackers. Here is how you can thwart their efforts.

Tips for Being Social When You Just Aren’t Feeling It

Not everyone is a social butterfly all of the time. Here are some tips for how to survive your next social event when you are feeling anything but social.

Diversification: Not Just For Your 401K

Being a Michigan Expat taught be a lot about finances and why they should come from multiple sources.

The Project Managed Life and Blog

2018 marks my third year of blogging, and boy have I learned a lot in those three years. In the first year I learned that a 3 times per week publishing schedule is unrealistic for anyone who isn't a Mommy Blogger. In my second year I worked to be more concise. Trained as a Historian ...

Episode 6: Software Change Does Not Equal Culture Change

Performance or Operational issues within an organization can indicate a poor software platform...but they can also signal management or cultural issues at the organization.

Episode 5: What We Have is a Failure to Communicate

Communication is vital to any project, but especially to Software Conversion Projects. How can you keep the lines of communication open?

Episode 4: Cleanup in the Data Aisle

Your data is a mess. Should you clean it up pre-conversion or post-conversion? How do you decide?

Episode 3: You Want Me to Change?

Neglecting Change Management is a common hiccup in Software Conversion Projects, and it's a serious flaw.

Episode 2 – Conversion Teams Assemble!

In the second episode of my Honest Conversation About Conversions series, I explore the importance of assembling a good software conversion team, and who you should include on the team to ensure a stress-less conversion.

What a Difference a Year Makes

Around this time of year I stop to make goals for the next year and measure progress in the previous year. Thanks to my new career mantra, I have a lot to be thankful for this year.

When No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

Process Improvement is a professed goal of all companies, and yet it is often greeted with hostility. How can you keep your sanity when you are the change agent?

The Importance of Empathy…and Turning It Into Action

It takes more than just having empathy to cause change...especially when advocating for change can cost you everything you have. But here is one step to help you start.

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