Tag Archives: start-up

This Thanksgiving, I’m Thankful For Change.

By Shannon Stull Carrus Thanksgiving is approaching and like so many others, I’ve been reflecting on those things in my life for which I’m thankful. Though this year brought many amazing people and experiences into my life, I’m most grateful for one I was not expecting: I’m thankful I lost my job. A year...

In-House Business Startup Journal Part 7: Sell The Work, Not The Process

Any in-house creative services leader knows that process is important. From how clients initiate new projects, to how the team gets work done. It's a very important way to manage workflow, effectiveness, productivity, and frankly…order. If we have done our jobs well, things run smoothly for the most part. Clients are happy, designers are...

In-House Business Startup Journal Part 5: Planning the Rollout

Planning the Rollout By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org After a couple months of planning, the time has come to institute the plans that I have been developing since the day I started. I’ve built some key relationships, assessed a few situations, identified needs, designed processes, and (I hope) built some trust....

In-House Business Startup Journal Part 2: Talking Less and Listening More

Talking Less and Listening More By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org My first few day on the job typically include meeting lots of new people including colleagues, clients, leaders, and direct reports. Along with the usual and customary “welcome aboard” hand shaking, I’m also asked about my background and experience. Over the...

In-House Business Startup Journal Part 1: The New Guy In Town

The New Guy In Town By Andy Brenits, as originally seen on www.in-source.org I’ve had the privilege of starting a new job 11 times in my career if you include the part-time after-hours teaching gigs. As such I have seen a pretty wide gamut of orientation and on-boarding programs. Some have been great, others...