One of the hallmarks of the Optimetra approach to proposal development is an interdisciplinary team of subject matter experts (SMEs). While a team of proposal developers with extensive and complementary skills and experience may not be … Continue reading Teamwork – There is no I in teamwork
I’ve always been curious about how things work and how the pieces of a complex organization work together toward a common goal. Wherever there are gaps, I like to propose creative strategies to fill those and … Continue reading Curiosity – Who’s on first: the left or the right hand?
What I love most about doing business development is that it feeds my curiosity. I constantly seek to learn new subjects and apply my knowledge in new situations, and share the learning experience. Optimetra affords me … Continue reading Impact – It’s what we leave behind
As the financial manager at Optimetra, the value of judgment resonates strongly with me. Every financial decision can have a huge impact on a small business. Acting on impulse or desire is not advised, because even one … Continue reading Judgment – Little decisions lead to big impacts
What is worth doing if you don’t do it with intent and impact? My favorite quote, as said (in Spanish) by author Paulo Coelho, is “how many things do we lose for fear of losing?” Meh. … Continue reading Impact – The power of intent
It’s critical to me that I, and Optimetra, demonstrate integrity in everything we do. It’s often hard. Constantly changing requirements, imposed by institutions over which we have no control, make it difficult to keep up. Work … Continue reading Integrity – When fantasy tries to become our reality
As we were identifying and discussing our core values at Optimetra, it became very apparent that judgment would make or break any of the others. Curiosity without good judgment can be a waste of a client’s … Continue reading Judgment – One rule to rule them all