By: Brian Maher, Vice President, Career Services    I find the most effective means to resolving disputes is to simply ask questions. Statements oftentimes will only inflame an already tense situation, but questions will not only eventually lead to the truth of the matter, but will encourage a less accusatory atmosphere. I’m not saying […]

By: Brian Maher, Vice President, Career Services   As I write this, I am one day removed from Berkeley College’s men’s basketball team earning the college’s first ever national championship. Anyone who has spent time working in athletics would be able to share with you the vital role athletics plays in the development of young […]

By: Brian Maher, Vice President, Career Services While I don’t like to consider myself a worst-case scenario type of guy, I do like to ask the question, What if… quite often. What if the power should go out? Did we print enough copies of the presentation for everyone? What if so-and-so can’t make it? Is […]

By: Brian Maher, Vice President, Career Services If you’ve ever planned an event you quickly learn that no event goes exactly as planned. There is always something that goes awry; sometimes big things, sometimes small things, but there’s always something. I have planned hundreds of events from trade shows to college graduation ceremonies to honor […]

By: Brian Maher, Vice President, Career Services   I know I’ve mentioned this topic before, but it is deserving of its own post. Work is hard. No matter how much success you and your team might experience, it’s still hard. And there is only so much gratification one receives from promotions and increases in compensation. […]

  By: Brian Maher, Vice President, Career Services    I was speaking to an old friend in the ministry last night and was reminded of a quote from another minister we both know that said, “No matter the circumstance, we choose to either be bitter or better from it.” He’s right. No matter the news […]

  By: Brian Maher       Vice President, Career Services         Most of us are helpful by nature and seek to assist others when called upon. If someone doesn’t know how to use a machine or complete a procedure, we show them. But, unfortunately, that help can also serve as a handicap. […]