Who’s Doing the Glue Work at Your Company?

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the work that falls outside of job descriptions. I’m talking about the stuff that needs doing, but isn’t anyone’s explicit job.

I’m aware of how this type of work can impact my career, but Atomic has made that impact manageable—and sometimes even beneficial—through smart policies. I’ll share my story and offer some ways you can support workers at your organization. Read more on Who’s Doing the Glue Work at Your Company?…

Three Ways to Increase Employee Well-Being & Improve Business Outcomes

Imagine setting off with a group of strangers for a yearlong journey into the wilderness. You must all work together to overcome the dangers you’ll face along the way. Now imagine that the group’s leaders seem much more concerned with their own personal security and success than yours. This is a pretty stressful situation, right?

Unfortunately, that type of stress is what many folks feel at work, and it’s terrible for their happiness, engagement, and health. Read more on Three Ways to Increase Employee Well-Being & Improve Business Outcomes…

Setting Up KPIs and a Dashboard at Your Software Consultancy

Your secret weapon is data. You have lots of it. It lives in different systems and with different people in your company. But data itself does no good if you can’t turn it into information–information that is aligned to your business strategy and on which you can act to reach your goals. Read more on Setting Up KPIs and a Dashboard at Your Software Consultancy…

The Vistage Issue Processing Framework – A New Sales Tool

I recently joined a local Vistage group run by Steve Johandes. Vistage is a peer-to-peer membership organization for CEOs, business owners, and executives of small- to mid-size businesses.

Vistage has a powerful issue processing framework that I really enjoy. It’s effective at getting to the root issue of a problem that someone is facing, and it helps identify constructive next steps. Read more on The Vistage Issue Processing Framework – A New Sales Tool…

Carl Erickson on Urban Offices, Being a Good Neighbor, and the Value of Proximity

Atomic Object was recently named to the Inner City 100, a list of America’s fastest-growing companies with headquarters in older urban neighborhoods. It’s an annual recognition from the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, featured in Fortune Magazine.

I sat down with Atomic CEO Carl Erickson to talk about why Atomic keeps choosing Wealthy Street, and what Atomic and the neighborhood have to offer each other. Read more on Carl Erickson on Urban Offices, Being a Good Neighbor, and the Value of Proximity…

Selling with Your Head and Your Heart – The New ABCs of Sales

When I first entered the world of software consulting, I was a project manager at another firm. My job was to ensure that we delivered on the promises we made to our clients to make great software. In those early days, I felt project success required certainty in the scope, budget, and time frame. If the client’s expectations were clear and the budget adequate, we would deliver. Read more on Selling with Your Head and Your Heart – The New ABCs of Sales…

On Planning My Own Onboarding & Training at Atomic

I’ve recently made an exciting change and joined Atomic Object in a leadership position. I am now participating in a very unique onboarding experience. What makes it so different is that I am driving the pace and direction of my onboarding. I wanted to share what I’ve learned through this experience in hopes that it may improve onboarding programs in other organizations.
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