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© 2019 by Mark Konold

Analysis, articles, and reflections spanning my interests, life, and work.

July 22, 2019

For the third time in my life I am working from home full time and find myself re-learning some valuable lessons.

May 22, 2019

Workplaces are becoming more data centric, and as we turn to metrics to capture market segment, understand trends, and maybe even come up with some predictive moves, the ability to take in as much - if not more - with the eyes as the ears is becoming more and more essential.

April 12, 2019

Project managers find themselves in a difficult situation when they have all the responsibility of delivering the project, yet little-to-no real authority over the factors that can impact that project. Fortunately I found a few tricks that help me expand my influence and leadership in subtle ways. I...

March 30, 2017

The Starfish and the Spider is a great – and quick – read for anyone interested in introducing flexibility and adaptability in to centralized teams and working environments, and in making decentralized organizations more structured.

More and more in project management I see this tug of war between...

October 20, 2014

I came across a test I took in high school that maps out a person's thinking/learning style. Now you too can take the test and learn something about yourself.

September 15, 2013

A quick review of an Excel-based GANTT tool I recently bought. I have applied it to our wedding plans and driving my fiancé nuts.

June 2, 2012

I recently unearthed a book related to a team-building initiative from my days as a network administrator.

January 3, 2012

Over the holidays I was introduced to a new project management tool: the One Page Project Manager. It is a very innovative use of spreadsheets to communicate the status of a project in one dashboard. I am really quite blown away by it.

March 27, 2011

Some call this the Eisenhower time management tool as it was the preferred method of the former Supreme Allied Commander and American President. Many others know it as the Four Quadrants, or Quadrant II, approach as presented by Stephen Covey in his groundbreaking book, The Seven Habits of Highly Ef...

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