Destruction or Departure: The Toxic Executive Team

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Published: January 11, 2017

The team gets together periodically, and the signs of trouble abound.  Members are late, don’t prepare for the meeting, and resist any effort to move forward.  Forget any indication of happiness; this team can barely resist snarling at each other.  If you are a member of such a team, you probably HATE going to the […]

Lifting the Quality of Life: In Search of Good Conversation

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Published: January 3, 2017

No matter what work you do, with a galaxy of friends or family around you, the quality of your life will be enhanced with good conversation.  Conversation is an exchange of ideas by people willing to learn and laugh at each other.  Good conversation makes life more valuable.  Enhance the relationships that you touch with […]

I’m Selective; I want Real Connections

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Published: June 1, 2016

I get LinkedIn connection requests all the time, and frequently from people I have never met.  My philosophy connection starts with the value of my network – I want to connect with others who who will endorse me, say good things about me, and help me succeed.  I don’t need a bigger list of connections […]

Celebrate the Small Step; Surge Ahead in 2016

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Published: December 29, 2015

When leaders connect with others, nearly magical change is possible.  People are often caught working in the realm of the routine, never-changing schedule of activities.  Leaders whisper into the ears of followers, “Something more is possible.  You have a place in making this happen.” The best way to enroll a team is to show colleagues […]

Choose Your Next Leader

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Published: February 10, 2015

It is a privilege to serve.  What a mighty privilege it is to be able to select one’s leader. In the past, few people had a choice to choose their leaders.  A military general commanded the troops, workers on an assembly line listened to the foreman, and the church commanded our religious and moral lives.  […]

The Difference Between Speaking And Connecting

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Published: January 7, 2015

Any college graduate with a project report and vital information can speak before an intelligent audience. Some people not only speak, they touch the hearts of their audience. People care about what they have to say. If you are just sharing information, better speak briefly and to the point. Your audience is going to dismiss […]

Change is emotional, personal and constant.

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Published: December 22, 2014

The Firesign Theater released a comedy album with the title, Everything You Know Is Wrong. I think today we could agree that what we knew 20 years ago is probably wrong today because things have changed. If you are responsible for a project at work, you must think about change, because the way your boss […]

Passion versus perfection

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Published: December 18, 2014

I am sure that you have some people on your team filled with passion for what you are doing. It is also likely that you have some people that are perfectionistic. How do the passionate ones get along with the perfectionistic ones? In my experience, there is a chance for a clash between these two […]

Finding Significance In Project Management

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Published: December 11, 2014

  If you are a project manager, a lot of pressures call for your attention. You follow a time schedule. You conserve resources. You monitor the progress of the people who work with you. You report to the vice president of your company and explain the overall progress of your effort. There are a lot […]

Don’t Let Your Resistance Go Underground

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Published: November 24, 2014

  In warfare, resistance presents a dangerous opposition. It is hard to know how strong it is and where it will fight. Any estimates on the resources held by the resistance are speculative. When the resistance goes underground, it is dedicated to overthrowing the voice of authority. Project managers and change agents, don’t let your […]

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