• MN Business Journal Q&A with Anjie Cayot
    Anjie Cayot – President, Keyot After watching the same problems hinder success at consulting firms where they worked, sisters Anjie Cayot and Laura Kelly launched Keyot in 2008. The firm has two goals: to rent leaders to companies to spearhead projects, and to train the next generation of emerging talent. Keyot co-founder and president Anjie Cayot …
  • Tips For the Job Seeker of a Certain Age
    Age….I was highlighted in the paper recently and the first thing mentioned right behind my name was my age.   I winced.  I work in an industry interviewing people and age isn’t something I can ask candidates about.    I couldn’t help thinking about the relevancy of putting it in the paper.   And just like the candidates …
  • 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 …
  • Spring-Time to Take Stock
    Those in the upper Midwest know the struggles of a long cold winter and appreciate every green bud, ray of sunshine and flower breaking through the earth; we take stock.   We rake and clean up what has been left of winter and dispose of the accumulated debris.  We check for winter’s damage and losses.   …
  • Business Lessons from “The Walking Dead”
    I still can’t believe I am watching a zombie series on Netflix’s.  I don’t like zombies.  They don’t have any redeeming qualities.   That said, I do think we have all had a few walking dead on our teams from time to time; am I right?   There are some classic lessons illustrated beautifully here that carry …
  • 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 …