• 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 …
  • Consultant Credo
    I was talking to an experienced and highly talented consultant the other day. In the course of the conversation, he listed for me lessons learned over the years that sounded much like a “Consultant’s Credo” to a long successful career. It went something like this: • Treat all levels in the organization as a valuable …
  • The Energy of Spring
    March certainly “came in like a lion” for those of us in the Northland, bringing days of sub-zero temperatures and late season snow. It just seemed wrong. Those days forced me to remember why I live here! This past week however, there were a few sunny days in the 50’s that allowed my husband Jim …
  • Be True.
    Have any of you watched the new series “Lie to Me”?  I find myself fascinated with the science around lying. Was does it mean when our brow furrows, our lips twitch, our eyes squint? My son recently had an incident helping a stranger who ended up robbing him. Later he reflected that his gut told …
  • Beat the Competition.
    Today requirements close rapidly as clients receive all the resumes they need or can manage. Minutes can make the difference if you want to be considered.
  • Come Prepared to Ask Questions.
    Ask the important questions, but it is important to read the signals when you have the interviewer sold and when to stop. I would suggest 2-3 questions is about the right amount. Make them intersecting and relevant to the project or key to your success. Avoid the questions that could be answered right from the company website.