10 Things Every Technical Person Should Know when They Become a Manager

10 Things Every Technical Person Should Know when They Become a Manager

Whether your technical expertise is in engineering (like mine), law, finance, technology or science, we technical folks don’t have good reputations as managers.  When a technically accomplished person is promoted into management, suddenly the old skills that made us...
Three Ways to Shift Your Perspective to Get a Kaleidoscopic View

Three Ways to Shift Your Perspective to Get a Kaleidoscopic View

We were having dinner at a friend’s house and admiring his family memorabilia neatly arrayed in the bookshelves. There were the kid’s sailing trophies, family photos, delicate antique demitasse cups and a bright blue tube. A bright blue tube? “What’s that?” I asked....
Think and Feel Your Goals: How to Reflect and Plan for 2019

Think and Feel Your Goals: How to Reflect and Plan for 2019

Holiday shopping. Holiday cooking. Holiday travel plans. Holiday decorating. Holiday visitors. Holiday hubbub. It’s easy to get lost in the holiday this-and-that. In the midst of the holiday bustle, I challenge you to also reflect and plan but in a different...