Category Archives: The Big Picture

HOW TO: Decide when it’s time to leave your current gig…

2011 01 04 MV to All: Every once in a while in a person’s career the job begins to wear them down rather than build them up. The hard part is somehow deciding when enough is enough, and it’s time to … Continue reading

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The Inescapable Myth Underlying the PMP Certification…

2010.03.02 MV to All: As I sit here continuing my lunchtime studying for my upcoming PMP exam, I suddenly had a Moment of Clarity regarding why I DETEST pursuing this certification. Oh, it’s been nagging me for quite some time … Continue reading

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REVISED: A new look at FranklinCovey's 4 Disciplines of Execution…

I HAVE BEEN A LONG-TIME STUDENT of Stephen Covey’s philosophies since the  mid-1990’s, when I was lucky enough to work for a company (RR Donnelley & Sons) which sent me off for “First Things First” training… That said, I find … Continue reading

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H.A.N.D.S. – Mark's Secret to a Great Golf Swing

So I’ve re-fallen in love with Golf, thanks in no small part to my newfound colleagues. As a result, I’ve taken an interest in helping one of colleagues who is a fledgling golfer, by providing him with just a few … Continue reading

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Why I hate Dilbert…

AM I THE ONLY ONE who has grown to despise the Dilbert cartoon strip? I’m not saying I ALWAYS hate it… but over the years one trend which has become IMPOSSIBLE to ignore is that Dilbert has never ever EVER … Continue reading

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What's REALLY attracting CIOs to Off-Shore Development, and how to avoid OSD and keep America working

I’ll warn you all up front that this posting is pure opinion – but that does NOT make it INvalid, so listen up, because this is a topic that needs sincere, honest people to really start THINKING… I’ve been in … Continue reading

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