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. Fostering Great Teams

    In 2020, we released an episode entitled Building Effective Teams. This year, this episode is a spiritual follow-up to that past episode. Why rehash this topic? Because building and maintaining a great team dynamic isn't like the Ron Popiel Showtime Rotisserie Cooker; you can't set it and forget it. In ...

    06/27/2021

  2. False Hopes in the Wild West of Design Certification

    Companies are hungry for designers...but some companies want to mint their stamp on developing designers. With the plethora of educational materials, established organizations, individualized courses, mentorships, apprenticeships, etc. some companies are taking note and creating their own "certification" programs. All in all...this in itself isn't a terrible idea, but this ...

    06/20/2021

  3. 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 ...

    06/13/2021

  4. 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 ...

    06/06/2021

  5. 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 ...

    05/30/2021