• 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 …
  • Jeanine Rickson Announced as Director of Consultants
    Jeanine is a staffing and recruiting executive that brings excellent relationship skills and extensive corporate, client and consulting experience in the areas of change management, human resources and operations management. Her prior experiences include Chief Talent Officer for Genesis10 a national information technology staffing and consulting firm and co-founder of the Genesis10, MN branch, providing …
  • 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 …
  • Fact Checker
    During election seasons we have become accustomed to being inundated with commercials, print and online advertisements, brochures, billboards, sound bites, et al., touting why one candidate or platform is right and increasingly, why one candidate or platform is wrong. This election season hasn’t been any different. We are exposed to a constant stream of politically …
  • Perception
    I am privileged to know Jeri, the Executive Director of the Dress for Success organization in the Twin Cities, www.dressforsuccess.org/twincities.  This outstanding, international organization helps women end the cycle of poverty by providing business attire, interview skills and job retention support. Jeri is dedicated to changing how her clients see themselves, as well as how they …
  • The Hunt
    This year was my first morel mushroom hunt. And I became quickly addicted. The thrill of the hunt is precisely what makes “morel-ing” so exciting. Morel mushrooms only grow in the spring when the temperature, humidity, variance between nighttime and day time temperature, soil acidity and many other factors are just right. Prior to the …