Skip to main content


Showing posts from 2014

Sue's Year in Review

Are you surprised to know that I am a dataviz-envier? I don't consider myself very creative so I was happy, a couple years ago, to learn from Susan Kistler and Stephanie Evergreen (both then at AEA- the American Evaluation Association) about p2i-Potent Presentations . I finally made my own p2 for AEA 2013 and felt pretty good about how it turned out. [See  It’s never too late – Just Do It (with apologies to Nike) . ]  I follow all sorts of dataviz experts and expounders on multiple social media sites. I bookmark sites about choosing colors, "rules" for dataviz, and the like. And, occasionally, I look at links about making an infographic - but mostly I just look at all sorts of infographics. At the end of 2013, when Stephanie Evergreen published her infographic Year in Review, I was so impressed - and envious. And then the envy started again, when she published her 2014 annual report  on December 23rd. In the last few days of each year, I usually write a messag

Mentor: Jackie Hilton, SPHR, Vice President of Human Resources at Social & Scientific Systems

Another feature of this blog is bringing you advice and perspectives from people who mentor, by answering 3 questions. Today I feature Jackie Hilton, SPHR, Vice President of Human Resources at Social & Scientific Systems. What are mentees looking for? I work a lot with junior to newly-minted professionals. They are looking for advice on how to move up the corporate ladder, on navigating difficult work relationships, or are frustrated in the job situation. This often comes from their inability to be the "leader" about resolving their situation. I work with them to make sure that they are getting clear about what the expectations are for them in their job. In addition, they need to understand how to put themselves forward in the job. This means owning their success – starting with visualizing this and then developing consensus (with supervisor, colleagues, etc.) for this. This will give them a roadmap for moving forward. What 1 piece of advice do yo