Category: Soft Skills

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

Our work often gives us reason to party.  You participate in very large, very stressful projects.  Few people can do the things that you can do.  Completion of your projects should be celebrated.  You should take the time to celebrate your individual successes and you should revel in your success as a team! We share…

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

Part of what you do as Technology consultants is to evaluate options and to generate reports and recommendations.  You design and implement solutions.  You upgrade systems.  You are often called upon to resolve serious problems.  You monitor and improve the health of the systems where you are assigned.  You work with members of the user…

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

In the not too distant past, that phrase was used as a way to apologize for having made a mistake.  It acknowledged responsibility but still seemed to trivialize the mistake.  It is good to acknowledge responsibility when you make a mistake and to apologize to the other people who may have been impacted by it…

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

Your company always accepts the hard jobs.  Your assignments are often challenges that other consulting companies have created.  Tables are corrupted and systems are on the verge of collapse.  You provide much needed disaster recovery services and have begun to build a business reputation based upon that.   It is not easy work.  There are no…

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

We sometimes find ourselves in the awkward position where we have to introduce ourselves. When that happens, you shouldn’t stumble or have to search for words. You should state your name and company.  ‘Hello, my name is Joe Consultant; I am a Technology consultant at XYZ Consulting Company.  We are an Information Technology Consulting Company…

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

We have all used Google and you are very familiar with searches based upon Key Words.  You might also have made certain that your resumes contain Key Words that are likely to be used by prospective clients when they perform searches.  Key Words are an integral part of the information age.   Key Words also…

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

Of course it is! Just ask the basketball teams at Los Angeles and Orlando who often play for the NBA Championship.  Both of these teams are better because they embody the best traits of teamwork. Without teamwork, these teams may have been watching the championship series games from home rather than participating in one of…

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

Making a dull presentation is one of the easiest things to do. Most people can do it without even thinking about it.  Just follows a few, very simple rules and your presentations will be so dull that attendees will soon be asleep and maybe even falling into the aisles or even slipping out the nearest…

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

Habits are a universal human trait. You may not have the same ones but you all have them.  You have acquired your habits throughout your lives and usually don’t even know that you have them.  Some habits are harmless little things that make us all unique.  Other habits can be distracting to your fellow technology…

January 19, 2016 Don Wynn No comments exist

Going Native does not mean dressing in native costumes and taking hula lessons while you are on vacation.  It also does not mean that you act like Robinson Crusoe and live off the land, fish with spears, drink cocoa nut milk and lounge in a hammock in the tropical sun. In the slang of technology…