3 Must Read Books To Start The New Year

By |2023-01-18T15:33:51-05:00January 18th, 2023|Informing|

I'm blessed to work with and coach many transitioning service members and professionals seeking professional development.   Quite a bit of what I work with them on consists of having and maintaining a positive mindset. Anyone who knows me will tell you my go-to phrase for those going through dark or troubling times: "Stay the course and keep

Being Busy Is NOT A Badge Of Honor

By |2023-01-13T12:29:09-05:00January 13th, 2023|Informing|

You know the joke, "how do you know someone does CrossFit/is a Vegan? Don't worry; they'll tell you!"   It's the same with busy people.   Yes, I'm calling you out. Too many people I coach and teach subtly "brag" to me about how busy they are or how much they have going on.   They tell me

A New Year But The Same Old You

By |2023-01-04T15:00:55-05:00January 4th, 2023|Informing|

It's that time of year when everyone decides on a series of resolutions to better their life. You are going to go to the gym more often. Lose weight. Spend more time with the family. Get out of debt. Get a new job. Start a new educational endeavor. Stop swearing. Use that treadmill as more than an extra closet. According to most

Change. You’re not doing it right.

By |2023-01-04T14:48:33-05:00January 4th, 2023|Informing|

Thousands of years ago, Heraclitus said, "There is nothing permanent except change." We'd all agree that statement is still valid today, despite the millions of technological advances we've seen since his time. At a minimum, you should consider three things when seeking change within your teams or organization. 1: No matter how comfortable you are

10 Things GREAT Project Managers Do 

By |2023-01-04T14:47:08-05:00January 4th, 2023|Informing|

Those who know me will tell you I firmly believe a large percentage of our daily professional lives is allocated to managing projects. Here are ten things GREAT project managers do differently. 1: Protect Organizational Resources.  Effective project managers protect the organization's finances, time, equipment, and PEOPLE. This responsibility often overwhelms junior project managers newly placed

Embrace the suck.

By |2023-01-04T14:46:05-05:00January 4th, 2023|Informing|

You leave the military with plenty of awesome sayings and cliches: “Think outside the box.” “High speed, low drag.” “Every dog has its day.” “Nothing good comes easy.” “Spotlight ranger” “Tactical pause” “Blue Falcon” “Soup Sandwich” “The only easy day was yesterday.” (I had to put this one in so my Navy SEAL friends would

The Wisdom of Ted Lasso for Business

By |2023-01-04T14:44:42-05:00January 4th, 2023|Informing|

I'm a huge fan of the TV show Ted Lasso. My wife and kids laugh at me as the show is constantly on in my office beside my desk while I work.   As a conservative estimate, I've probably seen the show's first two seasons around 25 times.   To prove it's more than just mindless comedic

The Emperor is naked (and no one will say so).

By |2022-02-17T07:51:47-05:00February 16th, 2022|Informing|

Raise your hand if you've been in a meeting in which your innovative-leader-in-residence pitched the new "great idea."  Keep your hand raised if you knew this newfound "innovation" was a horrible idea. Keep it up if you knew it would add work to a staff already completely over-tasked. Lastly, give me a 'hallelujah' if you've

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