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This is my 50th published blog post. Not quite a major achievement, but considering the average length of these posts, I can safely say that 50,000+ words is quite a lot of writing. This post marks a milestone in my development. Since starting this blog my career has improved, my relationships have improved, and my……
Into my third week as a Project Manager I’ve already learned that everything, and I mean everything, has a cost. By no means have I only just stumbled across this massive lesson of life. No, I’ve had to learn this lesson over and over with each new chapter. Each instance shows me some new way……
For three weeks I’ve missed publishing a post. I’ve written them, but I have not published a single one. It might be because they all involve some level of emotional processing based on recent events with protesting, race, or disease. It could also be due to the lack of progress I see with the blog……
Lately, I’ve been thinking about problem solving strategies and how others go about them. LexBlog has implemented their #Blog4Good campaign, an attempt to collect and disseminate much needed legal information during this critical time. There have been a slew of technical and conceptual issues surrounding implementation. I’ve been given a very specific, very focused, part……
I’m following in turn as my peers have already done this week. Brian, LexBlog’s designer wrote a straightforward and meaningful post in response to Bob’s Ambrogi’s criticism of content marketing and COO Garry’s difficult question of “Why do you blog?”. In order to get where I’m at, you’d have to know where I’ve been. My……
I’ve been spending more hours “at-work” the last several weeks. The quotation marks are on purpose. You see, I’ve worked from home since fall 2019, just about 6 months now. Some days I hit 8 hours perfectly, others spill over 15-20 minutes, but usually not more than that and never less than 8. This week……
Occasionally I’m invited to decision making meetings. Sure, we call them “strategy meetings”, or “product launches”, or even disguise the meeting as “training”, but the effect is still the same. We get together and decide shared language, action items, and divide responsibility. These decisions will shape how each person understands the work and shapes future……
There’s been some odd behavior the last few weeks. We hear reports of people blatantly ignoring stay-at-home orders to visit the beach, throw big birthday parties, or simply go to Church on a Sunday. Some of the more concerning ones are the “Coronavirus Parties”, where the sick make everyone else sick (They think Coronavirus must……
This ain’t my first rodeo there cowboy. For the last 14 years I’ve learned to practice keeping myself safe from germs with some success. However, try as I might, I’ve gotten some really bad bugs. Some of them made work a nightmare. Some of them knocked me on my butt harder than a punch to the……