What is “Culture,” Anyway?

By |August 6th, 2013|

Culture is the adhesive framework within a company. It encompasses ideals, knowledge, and actions. It affects both internal and external...

Getting Past the Rock Stars, Finding the True Leaders

By |April 30th, 2013|

The longer I've been in the business of identifying, recruiting and facilitating the hire of talent, the harder it has become to impress me...

The WOW Factor is Not Lost on the Uninitiated!! (aka Here’s a Cute Kid Video)

By |March 14th, 2013|

When I think about or take time to thoughtfully gaze upon the work of engineers --- iconic bridges, clean water making its way to my glass, or the infrastructure that makes commerce possible -- I start to feel just like Madeline.

How Deep Is Your Business Development Participation?

By |January 23rd, 2013|

Within the engineering consulting markets, a knack for cultivating customers is as highly prized as technical acumen...

The Ears Have It: Phone Interview Mojo

By |November 29th, 2012|

I realize I am better at phone interviews than in-person interviews. I always thought this was a personal deficit, but after some dedicated inquiry, I have learned from mental health professionals and others in the psychological sciences that creating figurative or literal boundaries between two people can actually facilitate communication in certain cases.

Comparing the Presidential Candidates on Infrastructure

By |October 10th, 2012|

Whomever is elected president in November will face the challenge of meeting critical infrastructure needs with increasingly strained resources. While President Obama and Mitt Romney differ in their philosophical approaches to solving infrastructure and transportation problems, both have established track records of supporting needed public works projects and taking steps to encourage funding.