Category: Making Progress

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?

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?

Progress Made Every Day

The key for identifying the need for change is to be able to see where pain points exist. That is where my passion lies. In doing what needs to be done to make sure that progress is created every day.

Innovation for Naught?

True innovation, true disruption, needs to happen not with products or apps, but within the businesses themselves. Within how they operate. Within their culture

Do We Really Want To Solve Problems?

Its not that we are unaware that problems exist. It's not that we don't want them solved. The problem, dear readers, is that no one wants to do the hard work required to figure out what is actually causing the problem.

Crisis and the Tipping Point

Every position I have taken in my professional life has been in a crisis for the organization or the department. Each of these represent a major challenge, but I have also found that they present the best opportunity to have the greatest impact.

Project Management and Legos

Emmet isn't an expert in anything. But he is a planner and coordinator; the submarine shows what happens when a project is poorly planned.

Epic: Tackling Usability Challenges Head-On

I admire Epic's approach, because I feel that it will address a common usability issue I have run across in my career experience: Designing for Programming vs. Designing for Users.

The Value of Operational Education

I firmly believe that this Operational Education model has the potential to disrupt (in a good way) the way we normally operate and produce more value.

Employee Reviews? There’s an App for That

Even if an employer is good about addressing problem issues more frequently, what about employees who excel? The annual review process can leave them behind as well.

Are Learning Styles an Addiction of the L&D Community?

It's amazing how many times I'll still hear practitioners in the field...even co-workers...analyze our learning through the Learning Styles lens.

Usability Questions? Go Guerilla Style!

In less than an hour, you have actionable evaluations of usability that research indicates can identify 85% of usability problems. It doesn't get much easier than that!

Combating Stress Before It Strikes

They say that knowing is half of the battle, but with stress it often seems like it doesn't matter whether or not you know the stress is coming; there isn't a lot you can do about it before it arrives to try to mitigate its effects. Or is there?

Physicians vs. Administrators…An Odd Couple With Potential

A big factor in the reason why physicians and administrators seem to have very adversarial relationships is because they were trained to think differently.