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Luc Sauer has led a variety of professional lives before becoming a consultant. He brings this diverse experience to provide business transformation services with Perficient's Management Consulting group.

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Steep Learning Curves: The Opportunity to Grow in Business

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. As I look back at my career and how I got where I am today, there is a consistent theme – learning. Way […]

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So Many Hours: The Effect of Overworking in the Business World

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. When I worked on the ambulance, 24 hour shifts were the most common. A standard rotation on our “modified Kelly” shift averaged out […]

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The Business World Wants You to Make a Decision

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. The world of medicine, especially EMS, is one of ambiguity, intuition, and making decisions based on incomplete and ambiguous information. In my own […]

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Check Your Ego: Adapting to the Business World

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. Working as a paramedic, it is easy for your ego to grow to an unhealthy size. The job is one in which you […]

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Driving the Billboard: Appearances Matter in Leadership

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. There isn’t much I miss from my time in EMS. I did a lot, saw a lot, and my addiction to adrenaline has […]

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Failure as a Teacher

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world.   I remember the first time I performed CPR like it was yesterday, though it was more than 25 years ago – July […]

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Birth and Death: The Life Cycle of Employment

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. Watching EMS on TV and movies, especially when it’s fictional, is always entertaining. Everything goes smoothly, there’s very little blood (or anything else), […]

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Burning Out: Fighting Work Exhaustion

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. EMS can be a remarkably difficult career. While there are times of boredom, the things that EMTs, paramedics, firefighters, and police officers see […]

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Is the Scene Safe?

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world.   EMS can be a dangerous profession; more EMS workers are killed per year than firefighters.[1] One study showed that 2/3 reported some […]

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Write it Up – Lessons from My Days as a Paramedic

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. Paperwork is perhaps universally a dirty word among those who have to do it. I have many a fond memory of sitting scrunched […]

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Remain Calm – A Lesson I Learned During My Days as a Paramedic

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. Being a paramedic is a surprisingly boring job. There can be a ton of downtime (a running joke was that EMS stood for […]

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Everyone Gets a Pillow and a Blanket

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world.   An encounter with EMS is generally a life-changing one. The actions of the various teammates across agencies can make a profound impression. […]

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Simplify – One of the Lessons I Learned as a Paramedic

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. “Paramedics save lives. EMTs save paramedics.” This was a saying that was often repeated in my tenure in EMS, and it was true. […]

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Never, Ever Run On-Scene

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world. Medical dramas and scenes with medical personnel are commonplace in movies and TV. I’ve been known to watch my share, and I do […]

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How the 3 Rules of Paramedicine Apply to Business

Being a paramedic during the formative years of my working life, I’ve been surprised at how many of the lessons that I learned on the job have translated to the business world.   Paramedics have a notoriously dark sense of humor. It’s a natural coping mechanism that helps to manage the stresses of the job. […]

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