CADDManager on December 23rd, 2009

To you and yours…  The warmest of Holiday wishes. Have a joyous Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Mark

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CADDManager on December 23rd, 2009

Did you know that you can email most mobile phones with a text message? Here is how… I use Outlook so I get a trail of messages because it puts a copy of the message in my “sent” folder. All you need to know is the wireless carrier and the cell phone number. that is [...]

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CADDManager on December 16th, 2009

What makes a leader? Another perspective that leaders have is that they take ownership of the planning, process and outcome.  They share the planning and processes and seek to insure that the outcome is positive.  They act like they are owners of the outcome.  They act as if success or failure were personally affecting them [...]

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CADDManager on December 16th, 2009

What makes a Leader?  Some perspectives need to be in place… I start with this one, but it is not necessarily the first or most important concept. It might be, but I don’t really know. You might think it is and you may not. Leadership is not about you. Leaders are not in it for [...]

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CADDManager on December 16th, 2009

Leaders look farther down the road than others. By constantly forcing themselves to see farther, they get a better perspective on what might happen tomorrow and beyond. This perspective allows them to present the future to others. What is vision? It is just painting a picture of where you could go. It is taking into [...]

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CADDManager on December 6th, 2009

Thursday (Day four)  was my BIM Manager class… Part of the presentations was a discussion about how you became a BIM Manager. Most grew into it from within the firm Some hired into it from outside Some create the position and fill it Some were forced into it – or took it on by default [...]

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CADDManager on December 3rd, 2009

Day three started with an AUGI board meeting followed by my CAD Leadership 2009 presentation. Here is some of the info from that presentation: When you started down your CAD career you had no CAD Skills. Once you got CAD Skills you thought… Maybe I could be a CAD Manager… So you added Management Skills. [...]

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CADDManager on December 3rd, 2009

The day started out with the CAD Manager Power Track – CAD Manager Best Practices Here is some of what I presented.  I culled them from these past posts. Jumping to Conclusions Attacking the Person not the Problem Allowing others to make your decisions Offering False Hope All or Nothing Being Too Flexible After that [...]

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