Learning Confidence from my Daughter

Saturday morning I found myself home with two kids feeling under the weather.  My wife and eldest daughter were out for the morning and, while ‘the littles’ slept, I was catching up on some work. Shortly after starting on a small project, my smart, creative, middle child (and second daughter) came and snuggled into bed […]

Sure it’s awesome…but will anyone want it?

As an engineer, I am prone to bouts of the “Field of Dreams” syndrome. You know the one.  “Build it and they will come.”  (If you don’t get the reference, click here.) Have you ever found yourself there?  Have you ever just known that you were working on the most amazing project (or product) only […]

Busyness is a form of Hiding

A couple of weeks ago, a friend was talking about where he works.  Long story short, there is a massive collection of people generating lots of reports.  Day in and day out. Some of these reports are beautiful. They are not mere simple efforts to get the job done to the least possibly acceptable level.  […]

Attending Meetings Better

Meetings.  Love them or hate them, they are a regular part of most of our careers, and as we have all experienced, some meetings are much better than others. We have all been in that meeting that goes on and on, meandering through all sorts of ideas without coming to any resolution, often creating more […]

SMART Goal Checkup

In Setting Goals (is hard), I set a personal goal to get one more customer for my business.  And, per our guidelines, this was a SMART goal. It was specific.  The customer had to be a new account worth $10,000 or more. It was measurable.  It’s pretty easy to tell if we’ve added that one […]

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