Are you in charge of your Leadership Development?

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Published: January 5, 2016

Make a choice. You are an unfinished leader.   There is a lot more work to do. Are you committed to change your leadership effectiveness?  How committed are you to a leadership education? Is it hard to accept yourself as unfinished?  I’ve come to accept that all leaders continue to work on their talents, their balance, […]

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 […]

Project manager: Think like a Leader

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Published: December 2, 2014

Project manager: if your work changes your organization, you need to think like a leader.   I believe this about many dedicated project managers: they focus on getting results. They understand how to use the right technology, prepare the right analysis, and build the right team. Great project management can help an enterprise gets results […]

Show me Productivity

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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

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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 […]

Executive Training teaches us you Cannot Force Someone to Change

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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. […]

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

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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 […]

The technical manager becomes a leader of people.

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Published: October 22, 2013

Jeff has a secure job with a major financial services company. Skilled with databases and implementing new technology, Jeff has worked with managers and software engineers to produce reliable results at his workplace. He’s been given progressively more responsibility over the last two years; and he has helped younger engineers get the results they need […]

A compass, or a map?

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Published: October 18, 2013

  Warren Bennis is brilliant.  He wrote about the unpredictable world of the future (commenting on Karl Weick’s distinction between old school leaders, and adaptive leaders of the coming years): Maps, by definition, could only help in known worlds — worlds that have been charted before. Compasses are helpful when you are not sure where […]

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