Category: Adaptability

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?

Accommodating Desire Paths

One of my favorite aspects of my job is discovering new workflows and new ways of using software in order to accomplish the same task. Systems should be designed to be flexible (to a point) to accommodate some of these different desire paths; it boosts customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Scylla and Charybdis in Business

When you create your company budget for the year, what is it costing you? I don't mean in terms of staff time and meetings, but in terms of lost opportunities?

Career Transitions: No Experience? Get Creative!

When you are in transition, sometimes getting the certifications you need puts you in a Catch-22.

Surviving Work Travel

I love traveling, but even at its best it is stressful. These are just a few ways I've reduced the stress on my trips.

Adapt or Die

Whether you are a part of the C-Suite, or if you are on the Board of Directors or a Principal Shareholder, you need to be prepared to adapt, and not be caught in a response-only mode in a VUCA environment.

Doctors Hate EHR’s…So What?

EHR's (otherwise known as Electronic Health Records) are getting to be ubiquitous in clinics across the country.  Thanks to both incentives (yay!) and mandates (ugh), the healthcare field is finally taking the leap that we in banking/finance took nearly two decades ago and moving to an operating system that is built around electronic records, rather ...

Look for a New Angle! The Value of the IT Outsider

There are definite challenges to being an outsider in the world of IT. However, I remain convinced that there are strong benefits to being an outsider coming into a new sector.

Making Better Decisions Under Pressure

At a certain point, we all have to acknowledge the reality that any business is operating in a continuous state of change. So you have to learn to not only operate within a constant state of flux, you need to learn to thrive in that environment. How do you do this?