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Utah Legislature: Tips for Newbies

By on Jan 27, 2015 in Featured, Politics | 0 comments

The first few days of a session can feel underwhelming for Capitol Hill newbies. Legislators spend a lot of time hearing reports from state agencies in appropriations committees and standing committees mostly dispense of “simple” bills passed unanimously during interim committees and fluffy resolutions. That doesn’t mean the first week is a waste of time — far from it, especially if you use the time wisely.

Millennials Will (?) Change The World

By on Jan 11, 2015 in Featured, Professional | 0 comments

Everytime I engage with a large group of Millenials, the kids confirm many of the stereotypes tossed at them by Gen Xers and Baby Boomers. But it’s also easy to spot the positives of said stereotypes.

Review: The Dip

By on Oct 28, 2014 in Featured, Productivity | 1 comment

At its core, The Dip repeatedly emphasizes his primary directive: “Quit or be exceptional. Average is for losers.” For anybody who finds themselves stuck, the repeated message probably has the most impact. But a repeated message can also get … repetitive.

Move Beyond Teamwork

By on Oct 14, 2014 in Featured, Marketing, Professional | 0 comments

Crediting “teamwork” for your success will not sustain that success, even if your team still works well together. To continue to thrive, you have to really identify what worked, what didn’t, and how to improve both of those elements.

Match Play Your Life

By on Oct 13, 2014 in Featured, Philosophical, Professional | 0 comments

Unlike most golfers who prefer counting total strokes, I use a match play format during my rounds, often with the card as my opponent. I shifted to this approach a few years ago, and it has improved my performance and enjoyment. In considering this approach, I’ve found the reasons for the improvements could also apply to professional life. Here are a few of the explanations.

Assistant, Apprentice: The Benefits of Second Fiddle

By on Oct 7, 2014 in Featured, Marketing, Professional | 0 comments

The greatest success will come to those who spend time as active assistants. Those who continually expand their knowledge base, learn from their bosses, and develop their own skills. Those who take advantage of smaller groups and lower pressure to sharpen their leadership skills and personnel evaluations. Those who build a network of fellow assistants (and bosses) they can tap when needed.

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