Hammans Stallings on Staying Passionate About a Fast-Changing Job

In Chapter 1 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Are You Learning to Use Your Passions in New Ways?" Stallings shares how working at frog design gives him new opportunities to learn all the time. Stallings finds the wide variety of projects and wicked problems that come with his work huge motivators to stay curious and embrace a passion for learning new things.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings: Why Teaching is the Best Way to Learn Something

In Chapter 2 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "What Did You Learn by Teaching a Graduate-Level Innovation Class in Mexico?" Stallings shares how he has found that teaching is the best way to learn something. It comes down to taking knowledge you have and communicating it in a way that connects with students who do not have that knowledge. He learns from the back and forth process that develops by engaging his students on competitive differentiation and innovation.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on Finding Ways to Improve as a Teacher

In Chapter 3 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Are You Becoming a Better Teacher?" Stallings finds ways to improve his teaching skills by studying cognitive science and finding ways to communicate an idea that is complex and potentially new to an audience or a learner. He builds on this by finding ways to continuously practice and improve upon his storytelling and listening.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on How to Use Pattern Recognition Teaching a Class

In Chapter 4 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Have You Learned to Distill Complex Concepts into Teachable Moments?" Stallings finds much of this has to do with recognizing learning patterns and waiting for the right conditions for a teachable moment to occur. To do this, Stallings looks for ways to create structures and parameters for students to get into a complex problem or topic, show interest, and be more receptive to that teachable moment when it occurs.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on Finding Better Ways to Help Others Learn

In Chapter 5 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Are You Finding Better Ways to Help Others Learn?" Teaching a class for the first time makes Stallings realize the hard work that goes into and the opporunity that comes out of designing an original class syllabus. He learns that there are ways to "chunk" the course material to make a learning connection across different types of students.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on Improving Complex Problem Solving Skills

In Chapter 6 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Are You Improving How You Assess and Solve Complex Problems?" Stallings shares how dedicating himself to constantly practicing problem solving in his work is allowing him to progressively develop mastery-level skills. He notes how, over time, things slow down and he is more capable to see things clearly. Working with teams helps him evolve academic thinking into practical, personalized thinking around specific client problems.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings: What It Means to Contribute at Work Each Day

In Chapter 7 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "On a Daily Basis, What Does It Mean to Contribute in the Work That You Do?" Stallings shares how he makes a contribution at work by synthesizing what he has learned about solving difficult problems on past projects and repurposing them to solve current problems on his team. He finds it joyful and motivating to solve problems he is uniquely qualified to solve based on his job experience.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on Building Storytelling Skiils in a Strategy Job

In Chapter 8 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "What Skills Are You Using More as Your Career Advances?" Stallings finds that he currently is focusing more on storytelling skills and less on analytics in his strategist work at frog design. The storytelling helps him improve group-based critical thinking needed to visualize a client problem to formulate a strategy.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings: Presentation Preparation Advice for Storytellers

In Chapter 9 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Are You Learning to Give More Effective Presentations?" Stallings shares how making a presentation more effective starts with preparing your story so that the basic elements you are trying to share are clearly communicated. From here, Stallings finds a sincere excitement about the material elevate the storytelling process.  Doing these two things well increases the probability the audience will embrace the material, find themselves in the story, and share the message.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on How to Make Rejection an Ally Not an Enemy

In Chapter 10 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Are You Learning Better Ways to Handle Rejection?" Stallings accepts that rejection is part of learning and embraces the process of being rejected. Working in innovation, Stallings finds rejection a normal occurance that is part of risk-taking, failure, learning and development. He notes that working on ethnography studies in people's homes teaches him that skills learned handling rejection are transferable to managing expectations in relationships too.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on How to Handle Confrontation

In Chapter 11 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "What Has Experience Taught You About How to Better Manage Confrontation?" Stallings shares how handling confrontation is first about understanding the process is grey, not black and white. Second, it is about embracing the friction that comes with confrontation and using that to find a win-win outcome that makes the conflict worth addressing.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on How to Use Philosophy in a Consulting Career

In Chapter 12 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Has Learning Consulting Been Useful in Your Management Consulting Work?" Stallings shares how reading philosophy and studying philosophers deepens his unerstadning of core arguments and ideas that have been debated for 1000s of years. He learns from the masters to bring these old ideas into present work solving problems working on consulting projects.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on How to Get Better at Performing Under Pressure

In Chapter 13 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "What Does It Mean to Perform Under Pressure in the Work That You Do?" Stallings shares why grace is important with or without high pressure situations. By being building experience and being prepared, Stallings finds the challenge of high pressure work can be extremely motivating individually and useful bringing teams together collectively.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on How to Turn Lack of Confidence into a Strength

In Chapter 14 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "What Role Does Confidence Play in the Work That You Do?" Stallings shares how it is important not only to possess confidence but also to be familiar and comfortable with areas where you lack confidence. Rather that masking these areas, Stallings embraces this and uses it to study and learn from others.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on The Key to Successful Project Collaboration

In Chapter 15 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "What Have You Found to Be the Keys to Creating More Successful Project Collaborations?" Stallings notes collaborations are simply relationships. He finds he is able to improve collaboration by developing the relationship through sharing, inquiry, and mutual explorer roles of teaching and learning. He tops it off with showing enthusiasm for the excitement that comes through the process of bringing different skills together to solve a problem.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on Assessing Fit Interviewing a Job Candidate

In Chapter 16 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Have You Learned to Better Assess Fit When Hiring New Employees?" Stallings shares how frog design approaches new hire candidate assessment. He notes it is not about trick questions or mind benders but more about understanding candidate capabilities via behavioral interviewing and having them present work as they might on an actual client project. The next step is to have an interdisciplinary team review the candidate.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on Why Working Internationally is a Good Career Move

In Chapter 17 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Has International Work Experience Contributed to Your Professional Development?" Stallings finds working internationally has been a fundamental benefit to both his personal and professional growth. Working in distant places teaches him to think differently about people, culture, choices and values and then bring what he learns back into his own culture at home in the United States.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously Stallings worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.

Hammans Stallings on How to Keep Travel Relevant in Your Career

In Chapter 18 of 19 in his 2014 Capture Your Flag interview, strategist and management consultant Hammans Stallings answers "How Are You Keeping Your Curiosity for Culture and Travel Relevant in Your Career?" Stallings shares how he sets expectations with his managers about travel destination and international trip requirements to complete his work. By working with managers to align motivations and goals, Stallings is able to develop win-win outcomes that send him on trips to remote places all over the world.

Hammans Stallings is a Principal Strategist at frog design. Previously he worked in strategy at Dell and investment banking at Stephens. He earned an MBA from the Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management, a MS in Technology Commercialization from the University of Texas and a BA in Economics and Psychology from the University of Virginia.