Appreciation Day: Llwellyn

Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more.  So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me. This round:  Llwellyn Falco…

Favorite Interview Questions

As someone that enjoys people watching and reading body language, I’ve always been quick to volunteer as an interviewer. Over the years, I’ve developed a few favorite interview questions. What would be an adjective that your co-workers would use most…

Unlearning Delegation

I realize that there is plenty of value in delegating but I really wish I had never learned how to delegate. Delegation came into my world as a manager.  Suddenly, I felt overwhelmed by how much needed to get done…

Lateral Moves

One day I received an email announcing someone had moved from lead developer of one product to another product.  As a result, I sent him a congratulations email.  His response highlighted that this was just a lateral move.  Based on…

Appreciation Day: Pete

Unfortunately, saying thank you seems to be an after thought more and more.  So at least once a month, I will take a few minutes to publicly appreciate someone that has had an impact on me. This round:  Pete, my…

The Red Pen

I have often said that I speak at conferences as a way to have therapy without paying anyone.  Turns out this blog might accomplish that goal as well. Don’t you hate it when you can reflect back on a situation…

Icebreakers

For a long time I was torn on icebreakers.  Despite understanding the value of getting people sharing and listening out of the gate, I struggled when facing icebreaker questions such as: Discuss your favorite movies I want to work with…

Who am I?

Every year this question seems to get harder for me to answer.   For starters, I like to focus the attention on the accomplishments of others.  However, now that I’ve returned to consulting, I’m fumbling with an answer even more. So,…