About Tim Holdsworth


Tim Holdsworth is a business analyst and marketing specialist for AlignTech Solutions.

Business Lessons from Reality TV

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on September 30, 2011 in Business


Reality TV. The mere mention can produce a visceral, less-than-positive reaction: Shallow. Waste of time. Zero intellectual or entertainment value. Garbage. Indicative of all that’s wrong with America. Or is it?  If…

Business lessons from reality TV

Think Local, Act Local, Part IV

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on July 16, 2011 in Community


While sustainability may initially bring thoughts of green energy and recycling to mind, it’s also about supporting your local community. Times being as they are, lending a hand to fellow members of…

Think local and act local in your community

Think Local, Act Local – Part III

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on June 12, 2011 in Community


Sustainable development practices — conserving energy, reducing carbon emissions and protecting natural resources — are increasingly becoming ‘the norm’ for businesses and individuals. However, if you’re just getting started or are looking…

Think local by saving energy

Think Local, Act Local Part II

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on May 15, 2011 in Community


In our last post on this issue, we discussed sustainability, which is about providing the best for people and the environment — now and for the indefinite future. Several organizations in the Fox…

Think local by becoming a steward for sustainability

Think local. Act local. – Part 1

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on April 16, 2011 in Community


While you may think the phrase “Think Global, Act Local” is about the environment, it really goes beyond that.  At its core, it is about sustainability, which is defined as providing the…

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Think local and act local by helping the environment

Part II: Coping with the Five Types of Toxic Coworkers

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on March 13, 2011 in Quality of Life


In a prior post, we took a look at the five types of toxic coworkers. Here, we’ll discuss different ways in which you can cope with them.  You may have some immediate,…

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Coping skills for dealing with toxic coworkers

Part I: The Five Types of Toxic Coworkers

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on February 27, 2011 in Quality of Life


We’re all just trying to make a living and it helps to have friends who all get along — but some people are particularly adept at making it worse than it has…

The five types of toxic coworker: Identify and beware

Five Steps for Becoming a Good Customer

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on February 15, 2011 in Business


There are two sides to any transaction and, generally speaking, the level of support and loyalty depend on how each side treats the other. As a business — or one of its…

Why should I try to become a good customer? How do I benefit?

Are You a Social Media Addict?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on January 29, 2011 in Technology


What’s your relationship with social media? Are you just a casual user who can take it or leave it or are you an addict who has to check Twitter, Facebook or your…

Are you becoming a social media addict?

How About a Little Civility?

Posted by Tim Holdsworth on October 24, 2010 in Community


For me, the digital video recorder (DVR) is one of the best inventions – ever.  I get to record and watch programs whenever it’s convenient for me, PLUS, I can skip over…

Where has the civility gone?