The Iced Tea Principle

By Mark Howie / March 1, 2021 / Comments Off on The Iced Tea Principle

If you don’t change today—your tomorrows will be like your yesterdays. I like ice tea. Let me rephrase that…I love ice tea. Even more, I love sweet iced tea. What I have discovered, is that if I put the same amount of tea; the same amount of sweetener, and the same amount of water together,…

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Creating a Culture of Care

By Mark Howie / February 2, 2021 / Comments Off on Creating a Culture of Care

You’ve succeeded in building your fast forward technology team. Your team functions as a high-speed-rail, moving swiftly from one incident to another, picking off work orders along the way. Then the train jumps the rail, and it feels as if your team is crashing before your eyes. The Culprit? Complacency Creep. For reasons known and unknown,…

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Surviving Scope Creep

By Mark Howie / January 3, 2021 / Comments Off on Surviving Scope Creep

Scope Creep Scope Creep; the process of introducing new parameters and approaches to implement a project. The most common example is when a coworker, management, customer, or end-user asks a question like “Wouldn’t it be better if we did such and such?“ or “Would it mess things up too much if we decided to change this or that?“ Effects 1.      If you…

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By Mark Howie / October 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Clarity

One of the goals of a team player in any organization is to eliminate confusion within their scope of influence. As a team member what can you do to eliminate confusion when it occurs? What can you do to bring clarity and move your organization forward from your current position? —Just a thought.

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Authenticity vs Positivity

By Mark Howie / August 21, 2020 / Comments Off on Authenticity vs Positivity

Years ago, I drank the Kool-aide of the great motivators; Norman Vincent Peale, Anthony Robbins, Maxwell Maltz, Wayne Dyer, Paul Persall, and Jay Palmquist, just to name a few. I am grateful and indebted to them for the value each one has added to my life. They have been masters at helping me to re-program…

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