Signal337

--- Tim McKenna ---

Signal337 broadcasts the thoughts, experiences, and conversations of Tim McKenna. As a design and technology professional, Tim has worked in a multitude of industries and has learned truths about business, design, psychology, creativity, and life. Join me for thought-provoking discussions and new perspectives on design.
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Latest Episodes…

  1. Separating Work From Your Identity

    Some of us are really fortunate to work in a field that we truly enjoy and have a passion for, but there can be an inherent danger when you let your passion and work identity become so profoundly intertwined with your personal identity that you can lose your self-worth. This ...

    2021-06-13

  2. Career Pathing: Manager or Individual Contributor?

    A traditional mindset states that to move up in your career, you will need to move into management. But often, great individual contributors don't make great managers. Some folks want to stay in doing what they like doing and eschew people management while others have a drive towards and knack ...

    2021-06-06

  3. Conflict Resolution

    Did you ever wake up one morning and think "Damn, I can't wait to resolve some conflicts today!" No...no you haven't. That's probably for the best. But conflict is a natural part of our existence, and in the workplace we have many more tools and approaches to create a harmonious ...

    2021-05-30

  4. Measuring the ROI of Design

    Quantifying the unquantifiable? No, you can measure the effectiveness of design. It's not an exact science and there is a ton of variable and factors to sift through to ensure you are objectively measuring what is valuable, but you can measure and report on whether your work is objectively positive ...

    2021-05-23

  5. Freelancing: Why I Don't Anymore

    Ah, freelancing...that picturesque life of traveling the world, working from the beach, rolling out of bed at noon in your pajamas, and doing some "work" on your computer. Sound nice, right? Too bad it's mostly a fantasy. Freelancing is tough, even for the most disciplined individuals. There is this uniquely ...

    2021-05-16