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Throw Out the Work-Life Scale: A Father of Twins’ Journey to Imbalance

By |2019-03-11T18:05:25-05:00February 26th, 2019|Categories: Career, Life|Tags: , , |

Work-life balance is the term used to describe the proportion of time we allocate to our careers versus other aspects of our lives such as personal interests, family, social or leisure activities. Whether you are just beginning your career or a seasoned executive, it’s hard to escape the mantra that [...]

Confidence Meets Chutzpah, a Tale of Entrepreneurship

By |2019-03-11T18:05:33-05:00November 20th, 2018|Categories: Business, Career|Tags: , , |

One morning, after returning from a week in Las Vegas for a big event, I had an epiphany; it was time for me to start my own business. It was the calling I had longed for since my days as a neighborhood door-to-door saleskid. I’ve always had the entrepreneurial spark. Growing up, I was master of le [...]

Don’t Forget These “Four Gets” When You Start Your Job

By |2019-03-11T18:05:38-05:00October 10th, 2016|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , |

I love this time of year. This is about the time when many of our new hires start their careers and begin the transition from smart, ambitious college students to smart, ambitious management consultants. I also love this time of year because it means lots of introductory phone calls from our new hir [...]

Discovering Your Purpose

By |2019-03-11T18:05:39-05:00September 16th, 2016|Categories: Business, Career, Life|Tags: , , |

Below is a speech I gave to the Kelley School of Business MBA Consulting Academy for their induction ceremony on September 16, 2016. The speech is titled "Discovering Your Purpose." Good evening and thank you for being here tonight. It’s always a pleasure returning to campus and spending time with a [...]

Passing the Podium

By |2019-03-11T18:05:41-05:00July 3rd, 2016|Categories: Career, Life|Tags: , , , , , , , |

2016 is an end of era for me. After nearly a decade of teaching in the Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) program at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business I have decided 2016 year will be my last year at the podium of the IT Governance, Risk and Controls (IT GRC) course. Since [...]

Do Your Job as if Someone is Watching

By |2019-03-11T18:05:43-05:00December 13th, 2015|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , , |

The only thing worse than painstakingly creating a complicated business deliverable – be it a deck, a report or a financial model – is doing it on a projector or TV in front of your colleagues or clients. “Can we center that text? Is that box vertically aligned in the middle?” “Is that Arial?  I thi [...]

I Have Seen the Future, and it is Bright!

By |2019-03-11T18:05:43-05:00November 15th, 2015|Categories: Career, Leadership, Learning, Life|Tags: , , , , |

It is the day after the horrific attacks in Paris and the world is in shock. Paris holds a special place in my heart as I lived and worked there for a few months many years ago. I loved my time in Paris; the city oozes beauty, love, and dancing lights. Working in Paris, it was obvious to me that the [...]

The Things We Carry

By |2019-03-11T18:05:47-05:00April 28th, 2015|Categories: Career, Life|Tags: , , , |

I have a bit of a reputation as a travel pack-rat. I tend to pack for every possible contingency.  Not so long ago, I couldn't bear the thought of carrying on my luggage for fear I would miss some precious toiletry or outfit combination. After multiple instances of lost luggage and missed meetings, [...]

To MBA or Not to MBA

By |2019-03-11T18:05:48-05:00April 7th, 2015|Categories: Business, Career, Learning|Tags: , , , |

One of the most commonly asked questions I get from students, colleagues and mentees is: “Should I pursue my MBA?”  Like most questions in life that start with the phrase “should I…,” the answer I give is typically: “Well, that depends…”  :) Some people pursue an MBA to further their knowledge as a [...]

Ace of Case: How to Conquer Your Case Interview

By |2019-03-11T18:05:52-05:00February 9th, 2015|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , , , |

It's that time of year again!  Campus interview season.  Well, truthfully I'm not sure when it isn't interview season anymore.  Summer maybe? That aside...interviews can be stressful and take up a good deal of candidate "gut share" as they jockey for coveted internships and full-time positions in a [...]

Resume Optics

By |2019-03-11T18:06:01-05:00November 10th, 2014|Categories: Career|Tags: , , |

A good resume can be your business calling card and should convey your experience and expertise to others. I've reviewed hundreds of student and experienced professional resumes and it always amazes me what people accomplish throughout their careers.  Yet often times the format of the resume fights [...]

Intern Advice: Gloria Chan

By |2019-03-11T18:06:04-05:00September 18th, 2014|Categories: Career, Learning|Tags: , , |

A few weeks back I put the call out for any interns willing to share advice from their internship and one of my students, Gloria Chan, answered the call. On an "Awesome Scale" of 1-to-10, Gloria is a 14. Why 14? Gloria's energy and positive attitude is infectious. In my class, she approached every c [...]

Of Consulting and Counseling

By |2019-03-11T18:06:06-05:00August 21st, 2014|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , , |

The Hybrid Roles of Lawyers and Consultants in the 21st Century The following article is a guest blog by Matthew Brockmeier. Matthew is a consultant (and an attorney) for Optimity Advisors based in Washington, D.C.  Click here to read more about Matthew. Technological advances and financial forces c [...]

Congratulations, You Have a Job! Now What?

By |2019-03-11T18:06:19-05:00April 4th, 2014|Categories: Career|Tags: , , |

Last Friday, a colleague - Matt Blair - and I spoke to a group of masters students from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business about moving up in the corporate world. The ask from the students was simple: "What can we do to move through the ranks quickly as we start our jobs this spring?" [...]

The Big Interview Question List

By |2019-03-11T18:06:22-05:00March 22nd, 2014|Categories: Career|Tags: , , , |

A few years back, I compiled a long list of interview questions from some of my current and former students. The list ranged from behavioral questions and case studies to those mind-twisting stumper questions. Over the years I posted this list on number of blogs and shared this list with my students [...]

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