4 Ways to Stop Being the Annoying Phone Person

Have you ever arrived for a meeting and found that everyone in the room has their nose buried in their phones? You don’t need me to tell you that our relationships with phones range from an extension of self to full-blown addition. You know this, I know this, we know this. Whether I’m in a…

Four Simple Lessons to Thrive in the Workplace

On Sunday, January 12th, I celebrated my fourth year working at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. The last four years have been rewarding, as well as challenging, testing my confidence, patience, and faith, but through it all my commitment to learning, service, and excellence never wavered. Every job I’ve had has gifted me with rich experiences,…

Passion to Purpose: January 2019

When I started this blog in 2015 I intended to use it as an outlet to share some of my views on issues related to professional and personal development. As with any hobby, it has transformed with time and now as a student of blogging I find that I am constantly looking for opportunities to…

Real Strategies for Managing Up

Every time I attend a professional development conference or training there is a session dedicated to the power of managing up. The presenters will often define this concept and share the benefits of utilizing this skill to become better employees. In some instances they will share industry examples, but these never account for variation related…