Category: Managing Your Risk

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.

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.

Diversification: Not Just For Your 401K

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

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?

An Employee’s Guide to Surviving Poor Leadership

Leadership advice is available everywhere, because poor leadership is everywhere. How do employees trapped under poor leadership survive? Here are some tips to help you cope and improve your situation.

Two Tales of Modern Employment

Two different articles this week, from two very different news sources, highlighted a single truth for employees in the modern workforce: We are all being forced to become Risk Managers as more risk is forced upon us. Here are two ideas for reaching a more equitable middle ground.


The New Project Management Guiding Text is due next month...but that doesn't mean you have to wait for it to prep for your Project Management Certification Exams.

From Public to Proprietary

The ties that bind you when you are working within a Proprietary environment present challenges both to your organization and to your own career management strategy.

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.

The Disturbing Implications of Shareholders as Business Conscience

When Shareholders are the last line of defense against bad business behavior, something is profoundly wrong.

Keeping Employees with Lean Budgets

When budgets get tight, it is very easy to make penny wise, pound foolish mistakes with employees. Handling the situation strategically can help you turn the situation around and keep your employees.

Building a Skills Wall

Tracking the skills you have and the skills you need makes managing your career a lot easier.

Great Reads – Are There Any Good Jobs Left?

Bringing jobs back is one of the current refrains that can be heard from the current occupant of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. He is referring to the jobs that used to support a middle-class way of life in the US; jobs which required a high school diploma, maybe some technical training, and that one job could ...

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!