• Tips for the Seasoned Job Seeker
    I have become a woman of a certain age.  I am coming up on a “significant” birthday. Of course “significant” is relative right?   21 was significant, 30, 40, etc.  all for different reasons and accompanied with different levels of excitement or dread associated with those numbers.   I am going to be 60.  Significant.  I am …
  • Interview Preparation – Risk Mitigation
    If you are a consultant you know that all planning includes Risk Mitigation.   You give significant thought to all the possible things that can go wrong and plan to ensure they don’t.  Consultants have real strength in this space by experience and training.  Ironically, those skills don’t always translate to their personal interview process.   Over …
  • Projects End, seasons change…
    Another season ends and all that is left are squash and pumpkins on drying vines. The organic farmer and his interns have left our farm to occupy their various winter haunts, as the first frost officially signals the end of this growing cycle. One intern is on her way to her next WOOF-ing (World Organization …
  • Lessons From the Field
    As some readers might remember we have a home on my family’s farm in Wisconsin homesteaded in 1868. We rented out one of our fields this year to a young organic farmer. The field that once had hay and corn for as long as I can remember is now home to 400+ vegetable varieties. I …
  • Attention Deficit?
    I think the larger epidemic is Time Deficit. Everything today seems to be Time Boxed – meetings and phone calls have hard stops. We’re required to do more with less and to wear many hats.  The result—no one thing can get 100% of our focus and attention any more. Wasting time today is to be avoided like the …
  • Year of the Great Pumpkin
    Fall is in the air. The garden is at its peak of ripeness. I don’t know about your experience with gardening, but I’ve found that some years are better for some vegetables than others. This is the year of the Great Pumpkin at my house. We didn’t intend to have this many pumpkins. (I wanted …