It’s Hot – Surviving Summer Heat

Posted by on Jul 4, 2014

It’s Hot – Surviving Summer Heat

Image from http://www.coyote-tv.com/ Las Vegas Summer Heat Most who live in Vegas came from somewhere else with harsher winters and more moderate summers.  As you know, in Vegas, the humidity is typically low and the summer time temperatures can be unbearable.  Temperatures seem to increase each year due to the heat island effect (concrete, asphalt and buildings retaining the day’s heat) and the drought conditions we have been experiencing. Here are some simple reminders to...

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WHO’S THE BOSS

Posted by on Jun 20, 2014

WHO’S THE BOSS

Image by: Strive & Grind: http://strivengrind.com/ The drive to become your own boss, own your own business and experience the independence of being a business owner motivates many young and energetic people to become entrepreneurs.  It can be very cool to experience all these things.   The reality is we all answer to someone.   As a business owner and boss it doesn’t take long to figure out that you always answer to your customers.  When things are done...

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Conversation Works – Try It

Posted by on May 30, 2014

Conversation Works – Try It

Several weeks ago I was sitting in an airport observing many hundreds of people and then the very obvious reality struck that people do not talk to each other. A casual hello may occur as another person would find a seat. “…the last thing we seem to do is talk.” The next step for almost everyone was to get out their smart phone and have a conversation with someone; anyone that is not in the present or anyone else not in the room at that moment in time....

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Planning a Project – KEEP IT REAL

Posted by on May 23, 2014

Planning a Project – KEEP IT REAL

Others expectations, pressures, and desires can cloud, taint and obscure the reality of project planning.  Once the seeds are planted, it can become increasingly complex and difficult to keep it REAL for Project Managers challenged with meeting the hopes and dreams of those that surround them.  The question is – Can it really be done? Everyone likes to provide information to superiors, customers and peers that they would like to hear; however, providing...

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Inspect What you Expect – Do Not Assume

Posted by on May 16, 2014

Inspect What you Expect – Do Not Assume

In today’s fast paced workplace the intensity of everyone’s jobs seems to be increasing with new and increasing pressures, demands and greater levels of expectations.  Increased pace has the appearance of efficiency but when analyzed, after the fact, many times that efficiency is no more than a mental illusion and hopeful outcome.  Efficiency gains can be a great thing as long as the balance is maintained in such a way as to maintain an adequate level of quality. The...

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