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Rule of 2 and 1

At any job, proving your value to the customer is critical. This is especially true of consultants. We do not sell a product, so being knowledgeable and helpful are extremely important. One way we show our value is through talking. We can explain our knowledge, relay anecdotes from other projects, or just find ways to relate to those around us, both personally and professionally. Talking is definitely a huge part of our daily tasks. It is important to remember that listening is equally, if not more important. Many solutions are found in the definition of the problem. If you listen closely enough to the question, often the route to the solution becomes more clear. Do not be that person that i

The Real Housewives Isn't All Bad

I'll admit it. I have a problem. I am a Real Housewives junkie. It's trash TV but I love it. Every franchise, every episode, I've probably seen it and can give you an underlying back story to the drama because I've read the blogs and kept up with the social media spats. While the vast majority of the plot lines are based around asinine feuds and even more ridiculous antics, once in a while, I do get something redeeming out of the show. Recently, that something redeeming was a phrase uttered by Kyle Richards on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Kyle was lamenting some hardships she had been through but told the group, “Things are better when I say to myself, ‘I get to do this.’ It’s much

Catch Them Doing Right

I just finished reading Dare to Lead by Brene Brown. In the book she highlights a concept from the book One Minute Manager by Ken Blanchard. The concept is simple: catching people doing things right is much more powerful than focusing on behaviors that are wrong. Too often in life, at work and at home, we spend time focusing on catching people doing things wrong. We focus on the negatives, looking out for missteps and mistakes, instead of searching for the positive. This concept reminds us to appreciate those around us. To be grateful for the people that are working hard to help. A great example of this played out recently in my neighborhood. A young boy was receiving continuous negative fee

Make Every Minute Count

We've all got a minute to spare, and at Advoco, we want to make that minute count. That's what "a minute" is all about. We'll bring you thoughts and insights from our team to help you fill up your minutes with information to challenge you to think differently about your business and the way you utilize your EAM system.

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