Pouring KL&A’s passion and knowledge of technology, business and fancy coffee into a blog.
Pouring KL&A’s passion and knowledge of technology, business and fancy coffee into a blog.
Continuous Improvement: The Real Reward for Being a Top Workplace

Continuous Improvement: The Real Reward for Being a Top Workplace

Blog Barista: Kim Spagnuolo | November 21, 2019 | Workplace | Brew time: 4 min
When prepping for last week’s press release, I spoke with some of the leadership team to discuss KL&A making the Top Workplace list for the second year in a row. With last year’s recognition being a monumental moment for KL&A…

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The Detroit Free Press Declares Kunz, Leigh & Associates a 2019 Top Workplace

The Detroit Free Press Declares Kunz, Leigh & Associates a 2019 Top Workplace

Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Culture is the Key to KL&A’s Success
OKEMOS, MI, Nov. 13, 2019 — Kunz, Leigh & Associates (KL&A) has been named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the second year in a row.
Awardees are selected based solely on employee feedback gathered through a survey administered by a reputable, third-party research firm. The anonymous survey measures 15 cultural drivers to determine if employees feel aligned, connected, supported and heard…

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Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 4: Building Numbered Styles

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 4: Building Numbered Styles

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 30, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 11 min
Welcome to Part 4 of the Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word series. So far, I’ve covered some often unknown but immensely helpful editing and navigation features and explained how to create and access templates and how to create and apply paragraph and character styles. Today’s post will take your…

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Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 3: Creating Paragraph & Character Styles

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 3: Creating Paragraph & Character Styles

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 24, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 15 min
Welcome to Part 3 of the Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word series. In the last post, I covered how to create and access templates. Today’s post will walk you through paragraph and character styles. Although you can use these concepts at the document level, defining styles in your templates will make them…

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Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Factors You Should Be Aware of to Ensure Project Success
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Oct 16, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers tend to be structured, organized, and process oriented. This is a good thing. Unfortunately for project managers, not everyone on a project is this way. Usually, people aren’t as manageable as a well-documented project plan…

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Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 1: Getting Started

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 1: Getting Started

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 2, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 9 min
My job as a proposal manager requires me to use Microsoft Word every day, so perhaps that’s why it’s not surprising that I’ve become very familiar with all of Word’s functionality. What is surprising, however, is the number of people…

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Management Musings from a Coder

Management Musings from a Coder

Advice for Creating Great Relationships Between Managers and Team Members
Blog Barista: Alex Morris | September 25, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
As a professional software developer for almost 20 years, I have had the privilege of working on many great projects with talented teams. I spent half of those years as a developer and I spent the other half in a team management capacity…

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The Challenges of Being a Partner in a Small Company

The Challenges of Being a Partner in a Small Company

Blog Barista: John Leigh | Sept 11, 2019 | Business Practices | Brew time: 8 min
I have never viewed myself as a “boss.” Rather, I view myself as a “partner,” which is my title in reality. A partner and a boss are similar, but different. In my mind, a boss is a single owner of a business who is able to make their own decisions and then has to live with the rewards and impacts of those decisions…

read more
Continuous Improvement: The Real Reward for Being a Top Workplace

Continuous Improvement: The Real Reward for Being a Top Workplace

Blog Barista: Kim Spagnuolo | November 21, 2019 | Workplace | Brew time: 4 min
When prepping for last week’s press release, I spoke with some of the leadership team to discuss KL&A making the Top Workplace list for the second year in a row. With last year’s recognition being a monumental moment for KL&A…

The Detroit Free Press Declares Kunz, Leigh & Associates a 2019 Top Workplace

The Detroit Free Press Declares Kunz, Leigh & Associates a 2019 Top Workplace

Maintaining a Happy, Healthy Culture is the Key to KL&A’s Success
OKEMOS, MI, Nov. 13, 2019 — Kunz, Leigh & Associates (KL&A) has been named a Top Workplace by the Detroit Free Press for the second year in a row.
Awardees are selected based solely on employee feedback gathered through a survey administered by a reputable, third-party research firm. The anonymous survey measures 15 cultural drivers to determine if employees feel aligned, connected, supported and heard…

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 4: Building Numbered Styles

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 4: Building Numbered Styles

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 30, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 11 min
Welcome to Part 4 of the Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word series. So far, I’ve covered some often unknown but immensely helpful editing and navigation features and explained how to create and access templates and how to create and apply paragraph and character styles. Today’s post will take your…

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 3: Creating Paragraph & Character Styles

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 3: Creating Paragraph & Character Styles

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 24, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 15 min
Welcome to Part 3 of the Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word series. In the last post, I covered how to create and access templates. Today’s post will walk you through paragraph and character styles. Although you can use these concepts at the document level, defining styles in your templates will make them…

Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Factors You Should Be Aware of to Ensure Project Success
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Oct 16, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers tend to be structured, organized, and process oriented. This is a good thing. Unfortunately for project managers, not everyone on a project is this way. Usually, people aren’t as manageable as a well-documented project plan…

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 2: Creating & Accessing Templates

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 2: Creating & Accessing Templates

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 9, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 6 min
Welcome to Part 2 of the Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word series. In case you missed it, I covered Microsoft Word’s editing symbols, ruler, and navigation pane features in Part 1. Today, I’m going to talk about templates…

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 1: Getting Started

Harnessing the Power of Microsoft Word, Part 1: Getting Started

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | October 2, 2019 | Productivity | Brew time: 9 min
My job as a proposal manager requires me to use Microsoft Word every day, so perhaps that’s why it’s not surprising that I’ve become very familiar with all of Word’s functionality. What is surprising, however, is the number of people…

Management Musings from a Coder

Management Musings from a Coder

Advice for Creating Great Relationships Between Managers and Team Members
Blog Barista: Alex Morris | September 25, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
As a professional software developer for almost 20 years, I have had the privilege of working on many great projects with talented teams. I spent half of those years as a developer and I spent the other half in a team management capacity…

The Challenges of Being a Partner in a Small Company

The Challenges of Being a Partner in a Small Company

Blog Barista: John Leigh | Sept 11, 2019 | Business Practices | Brew time: 8 min
I have never viewed myself as a “boss.” Rather, I view myself as a “partner,” which is my title in reality. A partner and a boss are similar, but different. In my mind, a boss is a single owner of a business who is able to make their own decisions and then has to live with the rewards and impacts of those decisions…

Kunz, Leigh and Associates (KL&A) is a software development and professional services company currently serving the private and public sectors in Michigan and Ohio.

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