Category: Getting Your Way in Governance

Channeling Your Inner Tyrion: Tips to Read a Room

You can learn an immense amount both from what is being said, and from what is not being said. Here are some tips to help you learn to read more than just the surface of a meeting.

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?

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.

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?

Ask a Stupid Question!

Friday is Ask A Stupid Question Day, so let's celebrate by asking questions!

A Pro’s Tips for Surviving a Conference

Conferences are always fun, and exhausting. That goes double when you are a presenter. Here are some tips to help you survive!

Using Entertainment to Create Business Success

Game of Thrones, just like some of my other favorite shows, are an in-depth study of power and politics. And that is useful for any organization.

Software Conversions and a Rainy Interstate

A poorly managed software conversion project can be chaotic and messy. Which response to do take when times get rough? Are you a Safe Player? A Daredevil or a Pragmatist?

How a BA Makes a Great BA

The modern business analyst must be a master of people, processes and technology. Someone with a BA degree and/or a background in liberal arts is particularly well suited to this kind of challenge.

Don’t Just Represent…Be Aspirationally Representative

Almost any scandal in the business world involves poor oversight from a Board of Directors. For profits should take a page from the non-profit playbook to avoid them.

Networking Events for Newbies

My advice to anyone who is questioning whether to attend a networking event is this: GO. Go to the event, listen more than you speak, and you will leave with more than just new connections.

Serendipity & A Message

A long term case of analysis paralysis and frustration over the lack of direction and progress in my career transition has been shattered, thanks to my friends, family and a great episode of The Geek Whisperers!

Reply is Hazy. Try Again Later.

Having a Personal Vision Statement is key towards advancement. But what if your vision isn't clear?

Manufacturing is Gone. Programming is Next.

The often-touted solution to manufacturing job loss is more education. But changing every assembler into a programmer is merely delaying the inevitable.