The Art of “NO”

A co-worker sent me a link to an article where the author said it’s OK to tell your customers and clients “NO!”  The justification is clients don’t always have all the information and by saying NO, we’re actually doing them, and us, a favor.  It can save the client money, us time, and everyone frustration. … Read More

Be The Duck

That really bad picture; yeah, I drew that!  I put it on my office whiteboard so everyone who walks in sees it. Have you heard the old saying; “Be like a duck. Calm on the surface, but always paddling like hell underneath.”?  Well, that’s the way things have been going lately at work.  I have a huge… Read More

It Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

“Whoever made this decision is a dumb ass!”  As we looked at the list of applications being used, there were a few that fell outside of what the company classified as standard.  They didn’t fit into the standard architecture, data flows didn’t meet expectations and security protocols didn’t meet minimum requirements.  Now, as we were… Read More

Let’s Give It A Try!!

“You should start your own business.”  The person who said this is in his 70’s and was a former pastor for a couple different congregations.  I had just gotten done running an all-member church congregation meeting where I’m the current council president.  This was our fourth such meeting in a year and at the end,… Read More