I’m a firm believer in adopting a mindset that looks at what can be done. I see opportunities to learn and grow everywhere, if we choose to see them that way. In work and life, I’ve known many that would see challenges as opportunities to overcome, and I’ve known many that see what can’t be…… Continue reading Focus on What You Can Do
Some of my great childhood memories included building and playing with Lego sets. These bright and colorful building blocks could be pieced together to build elaborate and complex objects. You could follow the provided instructions to build something straight out the box, or as I obtained more and more sets, I would combine all the…… Continue reading The Little Pieces of Life
I was asked recently from a college student about how to get an internship position, and took some time to share my advice and recommendations. One of the problems in the business and technology world is entry level positions do not seem to be truly entry level in terms of requirements. Many entry level positions…… Continue reading Internship: Getting Experience
As 2018 comes to an end, I notice the uptick of the post-Christmas commercials, which focus on the activities that are normally associated with New Year resolutions. Whatever it may be, to exercise more, to improve diets, quit smoking, etc…, resolutions are usually doomed for failure. People want to improve, but often fail because of…… Continue reading Make the Year One of Continuous Improvement
One great method for gauging success is whether or not an individual has set and achieved goals. Goals can be personal, professional, or some combination of each. In an interview, prospective employers will want to see your accomplishments. What did you achieve in past positions? What is common for those who are successful is that…… Continue reading Reach Your Goals and Plan Accordingly
I was the classic under-achiever back in high school skimming by with the least amount of effort, and being happy just passing. Needless to say, when I graduated, trying to get into college was a challenge. Luckily for me, there was a program at North Carolina State University that was designed for people who wanted…… Continue reading Keep Learning!
Disaster planning can be easily compared to data management for people who work in offices, where computer usage is a routine part of their job. In my experiences working in the IT sector, I have seen so often where our end-users experience panic and shock when they encounter a PC problem that jeopardizes their data. …… Continue reading Succession Planning IS Important
A general concept in the business world is the concept of it is not what you know, it is who you know. Everybody wants a promotion or to be recognized when an opportunity presents itself. As a manager, there are things I look for in future staffing plans. Normally I prefer to promote from within…… Continue reading Qualities That Lead to Growth and Promotions