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I hate being a cook in a crowded kitchen

I hate being a cook in a crowded kitchen

I’ve recently experienced two situations that reminded me why it is hard for me to take initiative and jump immediately. For the first, I was selected to be part of a group to implement and build an information exchange within our company. At first it seemed...
Bringing out the Best in People Review

Bringing out the Best in People Review

I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book, particularly due to my slant towards anything in the field of behavioral psychology. If I could sum this entire book in two words, they would be: Positive Reinforcement. Here are some of the highlights that stood out as I read...
Let me explain my triangle

Let me explain my triangle

They say every leader needs a “triangle” of sorts that quantifies their style or belief. While I do not currently serve in an official leader capacity, here’s my preemptive triangle that typifies the kind of team I want to build. Disclaimer: I have...
Are you giving tone deaf advice?

Are you giving tone deaf advice?

Seek first to understand, before being understood Perhaps one of the most famous quotes from Stephen Covey’s┬áSeven Habits of Highly Effective People, it makes for a feel good quote that anyone can use to sound wise. However, I have observed the difficulty in...

Joy Inc. Review

I came across this book through a coworker who started reading it. The title was enough for me to reserve it at the library and start reading it. Turns out it is about a software consulting firm (which is also the company I currently work for) in Ann Arbor, MI (about...