A Warning About the Amazon Interview Process

I recently had the opportunity to interview for a position with Amazon Web Services. For anyone wondering - no, I am not going to work for Amazon. Overall it was a positive experience. However, there was one thing that really made me sour on it. Now, I had to sign an NDA prior to the [...]

By | 2017-07-06T12:30:00+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Tips for Cross Cultural Communication with Worldwide Partners

Working as a consultant, I get to interact with a wide variety of people. This includes clients and partners in other countries across the globe. As such, many of the people I work with come from a different culture, or do not speak English as their first language. This cross cultural communication can present [...]

By | 2017-06-20T11:02:17+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Differentiate Yourself – Two Quick Lessons From a Bad Electrician

In a world full of other people who could do your job, one thing we are always doing as professionals is working to differentiate ourselves from our competition. I had an experience with an electrician recently that illustrates two ways to do this. A lesson in fire safety A [...]

By | 2017-04-11T09:40:08+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Never Let the Boss be Surprised

There is a piece of advice I hear tossed around on occasion that goes something like "Never let the boss be surprised." I think it makes sense. Managers need information, both good and bad, in order to make effective decisions.  Although I do think this saying makes sense, I also think it's missing an even [...]

By | 2017-02-21T13:58:31+00:00 June 3rd, 2013|Soft Skills|0 Comments

Worst Practices: Anti-Social Networking

Pro Tip: If you have a company Twitter account, use it for more than blasting out self-serving advertisements. You are wasting the perfect opportunity to connect with your customers, improve their experience, and address their complaints and concerns! Want to see an example of what not to do? Check out @GNCLiveWell. It's not "bad," or [...]

By | 2017-02-21T13:56:19+00:00 February 26th, 2012|Soft Skills|3 Comments