7 Signs You’d Make a Great Traffic Manager

It takes a unique soul to be a good Traffic Manager. You’ve got to be an excellent self-starter, and it helps to have a strong type-A personality. Sound like you? Considering a career as a Traffic Manager? See if you fit the bill.   You’re Obsessed With Details For Traffic Managers, the little things matter—a […]

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Empower Your Traffic Manager

  Lisa Schardein, guest blogger Our Traffic Manager is a VIP in our business culture. She keeps all the projects moving toward the finish line and coordinates everyone’s workload. That’s a huge job for a shop of 25 people! All with different work styles and personalities too. Some days I’m not sure how she does […]

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“Pssst… Did you hear?”

Gossip. Nothing can undermine the culture of an organization more quickly than gossip. Merriam-Webster defines it as: 1gos·sip noun ˈgä-səp : information about the behavior and personal lives of other people : a person who often talks about the private details of other people’s lives : a person who habitually reveals personal or sensational facts […]

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“I can’t ‘make’ them use the system.”

Yes, you can. If you’re the Traffic Manager, you’re in an empowered position. IF, that is, the Principal(s) within your agency fully support you in your role. Throughout the years, I’ve encountered numerous Traffic Managers struggling with their project management systems and getting employees to embrace them. The primary underlying factor, in nearly every instance, […]

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Traffic your community.

It’s 3:21 a.m (EST) and I’m awake. I’m WIDE AWAKE, having drifted blissfully off to sleep a mere four hours ago.  For whatever reason, my mind has immediately gone toward The Forgotten Louisville. This organization is doing amazing things for the homeless and less fortunate populations of our fair city. “The Forgotten Louisville is made up […]

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Left or Right Brain? Both.

The human brain is divided into two distinct cerebral hemispheres — left and right. Scientists have long contended that each side possesses certain characteristics. The left side of the brain is believed to make us more “logical” while the right makes us more “creative.”  As a Traffic Manager, I like to think that I use a […]

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Smile… and listen.

Reaction |rēˈakSHən| A mode of thinking or behaving that is deliberately different from previous modes of thought and behavior While a Traffic Manager, I was exposed to a wide range of personality types on a daily basis — introverts and extroverts, the rational and the irrational. While I couldn’t control the behavior of those around me, […]

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