156: How to Lead at Work When There is a Leadership Void [Podcast]

Leadership void is the norm.  Some voids are caused by poor leaders who provide little vision or direction.  Others are caused by transitions in roles (esp for your leaders) and the inability for overall leadership to define issues and set a strategy.  Either way – as John Maxwell puts it – Everything rises and falls […]

How to Lead at Work when there is a Leadership Void

146: How to Develop Confidence and Composure – Even When You are Scared to Death [Podcast]

Develop confidence. That is the challenge.  The desire to develop more confidence and composure under pressure is a common theme we see in our professional graduate students. Even those who seem like they are highly confident will confess one-on-one that they are lacking.  A quick look will show that everyone lacks confidence at some level. […]


Four Simple Ideas to Win Over Problem People

The biggest problems faced by the engineers and technology leaders are not about technology at all. People are the issue. And most technology workers (should I just say most people) are not prepared to deal with the challenges people bring. My mom – who worked for J.C. Penney for years – has often said that […]

126: Assessment of Your Personal Economy [Podcast]

How are you doing and where you can improve

Your personal economy is usually thought of as a combination of your finances, your time, and your career. In this episode of Company of One, you are going to do an assessment using a downloadable worksheet. This exercise will help you determine the current state and set some goals to improve your personal economy. Do you know […]