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Feedback: The Complete Loop

Recently, I applied for a promotion within my current employer and, honestly, I didn’t (and still don’t) think I was ready for that position. I have things to work on my current position, even though I think I’m fairly good at my job. So, the main purpose of going through the application process for me […]

Leadership: A choice, not a title

First, I’d like to apologize for my long hiatus; into my last semester of my MBA and starting a wonderful new job has captured my attention into those endeavors instead of purposely writing about my thoughts on personal and professional development. However, even though I am still 3 weeks away from completing my MBA and […]

Wax-on or Wax-off: Choosing the Right Sensei

For any “green around the gills,” contributing member to society, like most millennials are today, there’s one critical task that many forget or don’t find significance in completing appropriately: finding the right mentor. Maybe there’s a huge mental divide between the mindset for being successful in college versus being successful in the real world that […]

Providing Employees with the Right Tools: An Economic Perspective

In my recent Econ of the Firm class in my MBA program, we discussed certain laws including one of diminishing returns. This law simply states that the value gained from each additional resource obtained will eventually decline after a certain number of resources are obtained; hence it’s not economically feasible to continue purchasing more of […]

Being Angry at the Right Person

Though my latest business trip was a complete blast, the trip back home was the absolute worst! 16 hours after I was supposed to land at my destination, I’m finally pulling up to my driveway to feed my deprived dogs that were only supposed to be home alone for a few, short hours between my […]

The big, detailed picture: best of both!

I’m just finishing up my first business trip with my most recent company and it’s been an extremely worthwhile experience for several reasons. Not only did I get a better overall view of the company as a whole by visiting their headquarters or home office (HQ), I’ve met some incredible people over the various sites, […]

Come on get “Hired”

To go off my most recent post on going through the interview process and what a great experience I had with my interviewers, I wanted to talk about what I did to get hired. Also, I couldn’t pass up the play on words with a good song by Matt Nathanson. I know there are some […]

The Interview Process: What game are you playing?

Recently, I’ve been on the job hunt again and I’ve fortunately had some great success by getting invited to interview with some incredible groups and people. One critical thing I’ve learned is when it comes to evaluating these companies, how they handle the interviews can provide a clear picture of how the company runs and how […]

Big Traditions can still make room for positive change

Empowerment as described in my last post was talking about giving/receiving permission to feel confident or capable of completing a task and the question I raised was who gives that permission. Not to step back into that discussion too much, I wanted to take the concepts of empowering your company as a whole by empowering […]

Growth is Change

So to round off my thoughts from my last two posts about personal growth, (Going for the W and Personal and Business Growth: what’s the difference?) I wanted to share a thought that I’ve struggled and continue to struggle with, which can be applicable to anyone in any situation: “be the change you wish to see […]

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