Casually Connected – Is This the Best Way?

When you hear the term “casually connected”, you might think it’s a reference to social relationships. Obviously (hopefully) we’re not talking about the relationship with your spouse or significant other. When we say Casual Connection around our offices, we’re talking about the relationship between your mobile device and your…

Father’s Day, Mother’s Day – or Project Manager Day!

We often joke around here that sometimes the role of Project Manager feels like the role of Parent. Obviously there are some differences like the length of the commitment (a lifetime vs. a temporary effort), the foundation of the relationship (love rather than money) and the overall benefits (I’m…

Leveraging AIT – It all Begins with the Label

When I first got involved with Automatic Identification Technology (AIT) in 1989 as a District Manager for Intermec Technologies, my Media Specialist at the time drilled in the importance of the label (thanks Clark!) and its role on how it all works. It didn’t take long for me to…

Memorial Day: More Than a Long Weekend and Start of Summer

Last weekend, as I was observing the flags at half-mast, I began reflecting on Memorial Day and what represents to our country and to my personal history. When I asked my 19 year-old daughter why the flags were at half mast, all I got back was a puzzled look….

Teaming & Partnering for Success

Teaming and Partnering may be two of the most overused words in the Information Technology market these days. Those terms are right up there with “Best-of-Breed”, “User Friendly”, “Cutting Edge”, “Streamlined”, and others that have lost a lot of their meaning with overuse and misuse. I’m sure most markets…

The Art of the Possible

I was in a meeting this morning with a colleague I highly respect and have worked with for years. As we were discussing different options for a potential client, he made the comment about “The Art of the Possible”. He mentioned it as we talked about helping to educate…

What Are Your Top 5?

I was roaming around LinkedIn yesterday and came across an article shared by Shane Freeman of Eureka Consulting (separate note – I recommend following Shane – he always shares interesting stuff). The article that caught my attention was about Warren Buffett and his “2 List” strategy by James Clear….

Unexpected Benefits

I came across an article on Forbes last week about the Hubble Space Telescope and how some of the best things we’ve learned were complete surprises. It got me to thinking about the beauty of Unexpected Benefits. The world is full of these unplanned surprises. We see them sometimes…

Can You Handle the Truth?

One of the most memorable scenes in the movie, A Few Good Men, was when Col. Jessup (Jack Nicholson) blew his top and shouted “You can’t handle the truth!” Man, I love that movie. Oddly enough, that line pops into my head sometimes when I’m looking at different situations…

Barbara Bush – An Unsung Inspiration

When I was growing up, the news came on at 6 and 10pm. Gossip and clearly sketchy stories were found in tabloids at the supermarket checkout line. News and entertainment were two distinct things. Today 24/7 news channels and internet sites refresh by the minute and fill our appetites…