WHAT MAKES A COMPANY? This week’s blog post celebrates the 30-year-anniversary of Shamrock. It is written by the people who have worked with Bob and for Bob. Friends. Employees. Business Partners.

  “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.”  – Martin Luther King, Jr.                 — Shamrock employee, Jen Hall, provided this quote, and summed up who Bob is: his grace under pressure, his resilience, his dedication to…

WHAT’S THIS BUSINESS ABOUT SUMMER CAMP? Bob considers the positive aspects of business summer camp.

For years we’ve had new employees participate in an orientation to gain a greater understanding of our Shamrock. This generally happens six months after an employee has been with us. New employees experience a daylong session to learn about each department, how we integrate among departments to achieve specific goals, and how we effectively work…

ARE SUMMER INTERNS WORTH IT? In addition to the pleasure of having young, fresh faces to cheer up the workplace, Bob says “yes” to interns.

A good internship creates a classic win-win situation for everyone involved. The biggest benefit for interns is the chance to work with professionals in their field of interest. It also gives them an opportunity to decide if this is the best career choice to pursue. The employer wins, too. Most companies that hire interns say…

PERFECT BALANCE. This week Bob offers thoughts about the work/life balance working women, and all parents, face.

Earlier this year I talked about work/life balance and the importance of managing the two. While it’s often the woman in a two-career household with children who juggles the most tasks, all parents have to make daily home vs. work life decisions. I’m a big proponent of balance, and I realize how difficult it sometimes…

MAY BRINGS FLOWERS, MOTHER’S DAY AND POWERFUL WOMEN. This week Bob provides some interesting facts about women in powerful places.

May, moms and flowers. Since this is the month of Mother’s Day and there’s an abundance of blooming flowers, these three naturally go together. As kids, we always scrounged enough money together to buy a card and flowers for mom. My kids always remember their mom on Mother’s Day, and I hope this tradition continues…