Visual tools in your PhD

This is an excellent post about how to organize the writing and analysis process. Great tips!

Adventures of a PhD candidate

Often, PhD students imagine their journey to be linear and then it ends up with pitfalls and successes:

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This post is about when you get into the dips, or as I call them, pits of despair. Sometimes when you are in a lull you don’t know how you got there, or how to get out. This can be spurred by external issues (see How I avoided a PhD meltdown) or issues directly related to your project.

I have found when I am in the pits related to my PhD visualising helps. This only really works when it is an issue related to my PhD. Some issues I have had are:

  • being overwhelmed by the data, where do I start?
  • a document I am editing isn’t working, but I can’t figure out why
  • my brain feels like mush and nothing seems to be clicking
  • I  feel like an imposter who…

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AACSB blog – Transitioning from a 20 year corporate career to higher education

AACSB, the premier accrediting organization for business schools, has allowed me to share my career journey. Today they have published my article "My Path to PhD: Transitions From a 20-Year Corporate Career to Higher Education." I've done my best in this article to go through my search process and things I found that would be important to become EMPLOYABLE as a professor at the end of the program. It is very easy to be duped by non-accredited programs who may have very interesting degree options, but at the end of the day will not result in your being an employable professor at an AACSB-accredited business school.

Gillette ad controversy speaks to culture shift

On January 14th Gillette released a startling new ad that has drawn controversy from men and women alike. "The Best a Man Can Be" is a new ad addressing the social commentary of the #MeToo movement, but I believe it's actually an attempt for the brand to reconnect with the female demographic as it's seeing … Continue reading Gillette ad controversy speaks to culture shift

How a Bullet Journal will help you be a better manager

If you haven't heard of a Bullet Journal, it's an analog system designed by Ryder Carroll for rapid note taking and future planning. I've been using a bullet journal for my personal and professional life for just over a year and I'm going to give you a few tips on how you can implement a system like this to make you a better manager.