Category Archives: management

Home Buying and Technical Documentation

So after much internal debate and neighborhood shopping, I decided to break down and purchase a condominium. As I go through the various phases of home buying, I’m finding and creating all sorts of forms and processes to keep me … Continue reading

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The Little Things

Several years ago I had a discussion with a Millennial intern who resented the notion of “paying your dues,” i.e., being required to do unenjoyable, tedious, boring, or unchallenging work before being allowed to do more exciting work, get a … Continue reading

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Avoiding Conflicts of Interest

I dropped out of my reporting job at Spaceflight Insider (SFI) three years ago–not because of any wrongdoing, but because my various freelance contracts in the aerospace business were starting to interfere with my ability to write stories for SFI. I … Continue reading

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What to Say When You Have Nothing to Say

I’m late posting today because honestly I couldn’t think of anything to say. Has that ever happened to you? Obviously it’s a little different when you’re writing a blog column vs. attending a team meeting face to face or online. … Continue reading

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Balancing Work Load

It’s been a while since I talked about this, but as I get to closer to starting school, it’s important that I recall how to balance my work load to make sure everything gets done. My approach is not the … Continue reading

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