All posts by Maggie Snow

Maggie Snow is a Tech-to-Business Translator who builds relationships between technology and business to ensure that both are operating towards strategic goals and mission success. She is fired up by coffee, technology, making progress, and improving both the lives of others and the well-being of society. A Michigander by birth and at heart, she currently lives in Kansas with her husband and three very precious dachshunds.

Failure Sucks: How I Deal With It

The amount of suckitude you will experience increases proportionally with the size of the failure. But dealing with failure is an important life lesson we need to learn and Stoicism can be a great help.

Building Your Cybersecurity Career

How do you go about building a career in cybersecurity? Following the advice from The CyberWire's special edition podcast isn't a bad place to start.

Building Social Capital at Work

Entrepreneurs know the importance of Social Capital. But did you know it is also vitally important for those of us who work for others?

Company Death By Silo

As a leader, if you have informational silos within your organization, the fault lies with you. Time to accept responsibility and break down those silos with these tips.

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.

Why Organizations Fail to Change

Generations of Books, MBA's and Consultants have attempted to explain how changes fail within an organization. Here are some concrete signs that your change is destined for failure...and tips to prevent it.

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?