Are you working too hard?

Published: February 7, 2014

I suppose its all relative.  I’m used to the idea of 8 hours equals a full day’s work.  Usually I work much more than that.  Sometimes my working schedule is lighter.  On the whole, I think it is necessary to put in a long day to show that I am contributing. Foolish me. What really […]

Are you in charge of your habits?

Published: February 4, 2014

Your habits are a gateway to a new way of living.  If you want to see successful results in your life, then I urge you to build the habits that will take you there.  Habits open the door to new levels of wealth and positive relationships. Benjamin Franklin was a believer in adopting habits for […]

Show me Productivity

Published: January 21, 2014

Are you a productive person?  Even if you say “yes,” I believe you can press the accelerator for your inclination to action.  Productivity demonstrates that one has intelligence, action, and a will to move. The right “friends” will help you get going, and increase speed. Here are your friends for getting things done: A sense […]

The Evolving Manager, the Changing Project

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 […]

Getting to Peak Level Performance

Published: January 3, 2014

 Recently, another writer asked this question, “Are you constantly on the go, 24/7, yet feel like you’re hardly making a dent in your to-do list?”   This dilemma is the age old frustration of Sysphus.  Condemned to push a large stone up a hill, the rock never reaches the summit.  Instead, the rock rolls back down […]

Speaking Of Project Managers

Published: December 6, 2013

    Project managers I love ya. You are absolutely dedicated to reaching your goal. I know a conscientious group when I see one – and I see that in you. So let me give you a tip on speaking before management.   Here’s the situation – you have a project report to give. The […]

Executive Training teaches us you Cannot Force Someone to Change

Published: November 26, 2013

  It is futile to ask someone to change if they are not ready. If you are an organizational leader, you are probably challenged to create change (challenged by yourself as well as challenged by others). Helping others to change with you is part of your work. The person who thinks inside, “I’m not ready. […]

A Leadership Plan for Resistance Management

Published: November 21, 2013

  They’re on your team, and they may be smiling. But they aren’t giving you the help that you want. It’s natural to expect resistance anytime change is proposed. The more important your work, the more resistance management will play a part in how you work.   Begin by understanding the resistance. Not everyone on […]

What If Everyone Decided To Make Their Work Meaningful? More than Motivational Speaking

Published: November 15, 2013

    Bill looked up from his desk, and saw the mission statement on the wall. He read it, and reflected on what it had to say. “Today, I will make this my mission,” he decided. He worked through the words and parsed through the message. He decided that his job was not just a […]

Successful Project Management: Don’t Let Your Resistance Go Underground.

Published: November 5, 2013

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 resistance […]

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