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Crucial Conversations: How to Communicate in Critical Situations

“You will be the same person in five years as you are today except for the people you meet and the books you read.” – Charles “Tremendous” Jones
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Living Healthy on the Road: Part 2 – Physical Activity

In my last blog, I offered some tips on how to eat healthy on the road. Another aspect to a healthy lifestyle that is maintainable when traveling is physical fitness. While going to the gym can be difficult enough as it is, add in long work trips at places far away from your home gym and you may lose all hope of keeping an active lifestyle. I am an avid gym goer when I’m at home, so I am very interested in trying to find ways to keep up with it on the road. Here are a few options for anyone looking to stay active, even if it’s only once a week.
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Living Healthy on the Road: Part 1 – Diet

Do you have a job that requires a lot of travel and involves living out of hotel rooms for extended periods? It can be difficult to maintain a healthy lifestyle when you’re living on the road and dependent on restaurants for every meal the majority of the time. On my last project, I found some simple ways to eat healthy. Here are some of the ways I structure my diet and lifestyle when traveling.
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SWANosaurus or How We Teach People to be Successful with Short Arms

At Avanceon, our people are our greatest asset. And that makes sense for a services company. After all, if you think about it, what you’re really selling, is your people (and their expertise and/or skills) in a wrapper of your company’s “special sauce”. But to make that sustainable, you need a continual supply of top-quality new people. In an industry such as ours, where niche technology paradigms (where else do you need to know a dozen different flavors and nuances of different manufacturer’s versions of ladder logic?) are intersecting with modern information technology approaches (analytics, machine learning, autonomous operation, AI, etc.), it borders on the insane to expect a regularly available talent pool possessing the essential skills you need, when you need them. Since we only beat our heads against the wall as a hobby and don’t like to do it full time, we really focus on building people at Avanceon.
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A Perplexing Team Building Event

Ask and ye shall receive! Pod 2 did a room escape for a team building event! The sad news is we did not make it out. The good news is we had a great time trying!
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