Between running Gentner Communications (now ClearOne) and Listen Technologies, Ive racked up over 30 years of organizational management. One of the most powerful concepts Ive learned in these years is to align goals, objectives and assignments. I thought it might be helpful to pass along a little of what Ive learned.
For many of us celebrating New Years is about the opportunity to start fresh and consider how the year ahead can be different. For me a part of considering what lays ahead is pursuing what makes me happy. Even the greeting “Happy New Year” suggests that happiness should be the priority.
The month of November in the US is a time for us to look forward to our Thanksgiving holiday and for a time for reflection and giving thanks. It’s one of my favorite times of the year as I’m a strong believer that all of us need to reflect more often. I believe I have so much to be “thankful” for both personally and professionally beyond the month of November.
This blog is not one of my usual technical blogs – instead the focus will be around Women in AV and in particular about an individual who I have known for over 7 years. Yet the blog isn’t really just about HER, or her accomplishments, but rather it is about what she stands for and how she has made an impressive mark on an industry that she literally jumped into and then grew up in.
There are many stats (and opinions) about why so few women have careers in technology and young girls are not encouraged in school to pursue math and science. It’s encouraging to see people looking for ways to make a difference and talking about the problem, but I’d like to see more dialogue focused on what the solution to change is and how we can all work to implement it.
AV Week is InfoComm Internationals annual event to promote the audio-visual industry and its importance in the daily lives of consumers. Listen Technologiesjoined a host of companies and organizations across the country to celebrate InfoComm AV Week from October 16 23, 2011.
This blog post is reprinted with permission from rAVe [Publications].When I walked into the San Francisco Library this past Saturday, I was ready-to-go and excited to pour through every periodical, microfiche, encyclopedia and card catalog available to learn about the history of womens accomplishments and success in the AV industry. Theres Adele de Berri, founder of Da-Lite and inventor of the silver projection screen; there have been three female presidents of what we know today as InfoComm International; and women have contributed to film and movies since the silent film era. As I explained to staff I was researching the history of Women in AV, everyone enthusiastically went out of his or her way to scour resources and point me in new directions where I may have found data. Fantastic, I thought. If anyone knows how to find facts, its librarians!
On October 15 the Listen Trek Team will participate in the Salt Lake City Walk4Hearing™ to step up in support of the hearing loss community. Over the last nine months or so I’ve been involved with the local volunteer organizing committee planning the Walk. These are dedicated individuals that are working very hard so that walk day will be a lot of fun for people of all ages.