Author Archives

Last Updated November 12, 2014

iStock_000025617285Large_Carpenter and Grandson_CROP 6

Looking Through the Eyes of a Craftsman

November 12, 2014 - No Comments

My dad was a carpenter.  A cabinet maker to be more precise.  Trained in a small shop on an island

Professional Disagreement_WIDER

Client Profitability vs. Labor Utilization: Have You Engineered a Healthy Tension?

April 23, 2014 - No Comments

Tensions exist in all businesses.  There’s the vying for budget dollars during the planning cycle, and the friction between salespeople

iStock_000004257868_Medium_Dragster_a

Turbocharge Your First 8 Weeks

April 16, 2014 - No Comments

You’ve just parachuted into a new company as an expected savior to a problem situation.  What do you do first?

iStock Man with Boxing Gloves_WIDE_v3

Meeting Obstruction? . . . Then Shine a Bright Light

April 7, 2014 - No Comments

Over my career I’ve been closely involved with several business transformation and change management initiatives.  These have been both on

iStock_000023471798Medium_Stopwatch_a

So What’s the Problem with $%&^*!# Timesheets?

April 4, 2014 - No Comments

Yup.  I’ve gone and said it.  Right there in the title.  And anyone involved in the Professional Services Industry knows

iStock_000010840637Medium_Binoculars_Crop1d

Solving the ProServ Forecast Challenge

February 20, 2014 - No Comments

Every industry has a certain economic model and its own set of operational dynamics that distinguishes it from other industries. 

iStock_Active Brain Resized_v1

The Most Important Network Is Still the One Between Your Ears

January 24, 2014 - No Comments

Among the advances that civilization has experienced over the past fifty years, none overshadow the growth of networks.  An initial

Career Steps

Is the CIO footprint destined to resemble that of the CFO?

January 21, 2014 - No Comments

Among the functional C-suite roles (i.e., CFO, CIO, CMO, etc.), the CFO has traditionally been positioned and viewed as being

iStock_000003141994Medium_Cockpit

Management Lessons from Captain Sully

January 17, 2014 - No Comments

On January, 15, 2009 U.S. Airways Flight 1549 executed an emergency landing in the Hudson River off of New York

Business people

The Two Most Powerful Words in the English Language

January 13, 2014 - No Comments

Many years ago I had a professor that posed a question to the class. I don’t recall the professor and