CADDManager on November 23rd, 2010

When you start the Strategic Planning process, look first to the past. This will frame your thinking when planning for the future. If you do not keep in mind what has gone before you may be trapped by mistakes or misjudgments based on inaccurate understanding of what has transpired before. What is the CAD history […]

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CADDManager on November 23rd, 2010

None – not one technology is changing everything… at least right now How can I say that? Because I think nothing changes everything overnight. Yes, there are many technologies and software tools and hardware triumphs that are beginning to make major strides in change, but they are not changing everything. Why? Because changes are always […]

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CADDManager on November 23rd, 2010

In the book “The Truth about Leadership” by James M. Kouzes and Barry Z. Posner, they state several “truths’ that they uncovered about leaders. Based on about 30 years of research, with an overwhelming amount of input via surveys and leadership assessments their book explores the basic truths of leadership that remain the same regardless […]

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CADDManager on October 25th, 2010

I had a chance to review a video tutorial from InfiniteSkills.com based in Ontario, Canada . They have just created a beginners 10 hour video tutorial on AutoCAD 2011 and will also release a follow-up AutoCAD 2011 Advanced, both these titles have been authored by CAD expert and owner of Cad-a-Blog, Brian Benton. I found […]

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CADDManager on October 25th, 2010

Sometimes the spark just isn’t there.  Hopefully you are not saying that about your love life.  Rekindling the dying embers of a relationship can be tough.  What if those dying embers are related to your career?  What if you have lost the vigor that you once brought to your work life? Before you try to […]

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CADDManager on October 25th, 2010

CAD Managers who are eager to challenge themselves or prove their worth may take on additional responsibilities outside of their traditional roles.  It is not always the best thing if your employer thinks that these tasks place your CAD duties at the back of the line.  When you step outside your job description you take […]

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CADDManager on October 25th, 2010

Are you bored? In a 2008 book published in Germany titled “Diagnosis BoreOut” by Peter Werder and Philippe Rothlin they define a BoreOut as a blight that affects modern organizations, especially office environments for white collar workers.  They say that lack of work, boredom and the resulting lack of satisfaction in the work environment cause […]

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CADDManager on October 13th, 2010

I attended KETIV AMA yesterday.  It was not really a vendor presentation.  It was more of a training event.  they had several tracks and many classes presented by their team of internal staff and Autodesk employees. I am always looking for tips and trick and cross industry information that I can apply to the firms […]

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CADDManager on October 12th, 2010

My perspective may not be the final word on this subject, but I have seen so many of these that I do have some suggestions. It may not make for the perfect presentation, but if this advice were taken then at least I would be happier. 🙂 Many of these have been used by presenters […]

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