Jon

My Work from Home Setup

When my son, Josh, returned home this summer from his treatment at the Mary Free Bed hospital, my wife and I swapped rooms with him so that he could have the downstairs bedroom. Now, he and his little brother sleep in the downstairs bedroom, where it is more accessible for Josh. My office space had…

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Follow the Leader

I’ve been thinking lately about how important it is for leaders to set an example for the people that they lead, whether they are volunteers or employees. In my experience, actions do speak louder than words. I wanted to share some examples. The committee for the Hartford Bubble Festival meets monthly to vote on community…

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Heaven

This morning my seven-year-old son, Elijah, began asking me questions about what happens to us after we die. He was rushing me while I strapped him into his car seat, complaining that I was taking too long. It was snowing, and he pointed out that with the door opened, the snow was landing on him,…

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My Communication Management Skills

One of my biggest accomplishments as Web Services Manager for EduGuide was that I was able to establish clear channels of communication with staff, web users, and partners. Internally, I coordinated between staff, web developers, and graphic designers on multiple projects. I managed the organization’s helpdesk and responded swiftly to user’s questions. I also managed…

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