Learning from The Maestro

Roger Federer has long been my favorite tennis player.  Sports commentators have often mentioned his fluid movements and graceful game on the tennis court.  He makes playing tennis look like an art and is sometimes referred to as the Swiss Maestro.  After winning one of his first few major tennis championships, the tournament director told…

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No Cheat Days

When co-hosting a podcast, you try to find the theme of the episode and create a catchy title.  Recently we had a virtual farewell for a beloved co-worker and friend, and one of the folks in the meeting spoke up near the end to nail the theme…there are no cheat days. Losing a co-worker, boss,…

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A Tribute to Datanauts

When I saw the notification this past Wednesday letting me know the newest episode of Datanauts was available, I was excited.  Then I read the title of the episode and was completely bummed.  If you’re reading this and are a regular listener, I know you understand the feeling.  If you have never listened to Datanauts,…

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The Fire Inside

We often discuss how career may affect our family or family life, but have you ever thought about how family influence affects career? Think about the influence your parents had / have on your life.  What lessons, if any, did you learn from watching the way your parents approached career? How did those observations affect…

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Get Crafty with Career Progression

A recent discussion with a friend inspired this post. Whether you are a workaholic, forced to work overtime each week, or never take work home, when is the last time you stopped to reflect on career?  It seems to be something many of us consistently overlook.  Working on career progression through an iterative, routine process…

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