Balancing Your State

Balancing Your State

When state governments get into trouble the news stories start talking about balancing the state budget.  It usually gets reduced to simple math of cutting personnel and services to be better in line with revenue coming into the state.  Sounds simple!  Unfortunately...
Celebrating mediocrity

Celebrating mediocrity

This week I had a couple of wins that caught people’s attention.  There was a flurry of “Whoo Hoo” type emails among the management but I’m left thinking that all I did was got people to do their jobs. Accepting Praise I grew up on a farm....

What’s your job?

It’s one of those simple questions that has a simple answer.  People  can often recite their job description or simply give you a copy to save time.  Depending on the person, the question “what’s your job” can illicit a variety of responses....
Please Charge the Batteries

Please Charge the Batteries

It sounds like a simple request – please charge the batteries.   How could someone possibly get that wrong.  Or so I thought.  The other day we were at an all day sporting event and video taping some of my daughter’s team.  The batteries didn’t last...