The Entrepreneur and the Opportunity

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Published: March 1, 2016

The entrepreneur spoke to me.  “Opportunities are all around us.  Find one, and make your success.”  I have heard this message repeatedly over the last year.  I spoke to men and women who started their business, who haven’t worked a job in years, and who believe in the power of the intelligent and dynamic spirit […]

Nervous without a Safety Net: The Big Career Wobble

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Published: November 17, 2015

Looking backward, I know I want to escape.  I see a network of business known to me, but there is a lot here I don’t like.  I haven’t been recognized.  My talents go unused.  The business is too busy to notice me.  I’m never going to reach my victory here.  I have settled for a […]

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 […]

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 […]

How Can You Get Consistent Results In A Changing Future?

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Published: November 14, 2014

Leading a project through periods of upheaval and change can be daunting. As we start a project we expect that change will hit us sometime in the reasonable future, and then we learn that the change is happening right now. Our clients expect steady state results while we are working with a high level of […]

A leader’s response to a high maintenance person

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Published: March 18, 2014

Is there anyone in your life that is a high maintenance person? High maintenance people are not gentle to the spirit. They have drama all around them; they draw other people into that drama. A coworker to a high maintenance person might just want to focus on the task in front of them, the high […]

The Evolving Manager, the Changing Project

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Published: January 14, 2014

As people face stress and expand their emotional range, the same people evolve into more capable people.    I believe that we continue to evolve throughout our life.  We become more capable and expand our options. Although less understood, development of character includes moral sensibility, artistic appreciation, interpersonal dynamics and some degree of flexibility. The mature […]

Effective Project Management asks: “Do you believe that this change is really needed?”

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Published: November 1, 2013

    Project leaders: Who is for your change and who is resisting it? You probably have a good idea, but you may not know if someone is undermining your efforts by talking down your project or creating a coalition against you. Wouldn’t it be nice to know who feels involved in getting to the […]

How Can You Get Consistent Results In A Changing Future?

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Published: October 25, 2013

    Leading a project through periods of upheaval and change can be daunting. As we start a project we expect that change will hit us sometime in the reasonable future, and then we learn that the change is happening right now. Our clients expect steady state results while we are working with a high […]

Leadership and Disruptive Events of the World

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Published: October 15, 2013

        Two principles of leadership emerge during periods of disruption:  Strategic thinking, and the power of execution.  Strategic thinking helps the leader forge a new vision, taking advantage of the changed circumstance.  The leader may rethink old assumptions; as the structural forces that held everything together in the “old way” may no […]

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