Project242: Defining Your “WHY”

Project242 (P242) is my journey to bike 242 miles in 24 hours, across the state of Minnesota on gravel roads, in August, 2021 (the Day Across MN, or the DAMN). I’ve found many lessons experienced riding a bike can be applied to our careers. In these posts, I will share the correlations. As someone whoContinue reading “Project242: Defining Your “WHY””

I Quit 6 Months Ago, But I’m Telling You Now! How Bad Leaders Lose Good People

“Will you be a reference for me?” I’ve worked with this person a couple times over the past 6 years. She’s smart, driven, can see the big picture and knows how to tactically plan to realize company goals. Anyone would want her on their team. That’s why when she started with her current employer 4Continue reading “I Quit 6 Months Ago, But I’m Telling You Now! How Bad Leaders Lose Good People”

What’s Your Learning Plan?

I learned early in my career that professional growth and development was my responsibility, not my employers. I learned this lesson when I asked my boss what my professional development should be. He said “How the hell do I know. It’s your development.” Don’t wait for someone else to tell you what your plan is.Continue reading “What’s Your Learning Plan?”

Make a [insert cuss word] Decision!

Over the weekend I was driving on a single lane city street. To my left was an elevated median that has trees and bushes planted on it. To my right was the street curb. And in front of me, a driver doing 12 miles per hour!! I was trapped. I try to be patient, andContinue reading “Make a [insert cuss word] Decision!”

What is Your PMO’s “Marketing Plan”

This post was originally written in 2019. But, out of respect for the PMO manager who asked not to be named or have this published until his retirement in March of 2021, I held off. Today, 3/11, was his last day. Thank you, good sir, for being a leader, mentor, and friend. One of myContinue reading “What is Your PMO’s “Marketing Plan””