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Leadership Organizational Culture Project Management

Resurrecting the Project Manager Role

Resurrecting the Project Manager Role I stopped and blinked at a headline on a Linked In post and choked back...
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Leadership Organizational Culture Project Management

Is Happiness at Work Over-Rated?

Is Happiness at Work Over-Rated? After reading an article from a Robert Half newsletter that I saved in my ‘to...
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Leadership Learning & Training Organizational Culture

Why Negotiation…

Running Project Management workshops, I turn a few heads by suggesting additional skill sets for Project Managers. Negotiations, Public Speaking...
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Leadership Project Management

What is the Foundation for Your Leadership’s Strength?

What is the foundation for your leadership’s strength? Recently there was a splash in the news about someone whose leadership...
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Leadership Organizational Culture Project Management

A Key to Organizational Focus

A Key to Organizational Focus A common cause for resource conflict lies in understanding the answer to a deceptively simple...
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Leadership Organizational Culture Project Management

A Rose By Any Other Name…

A Rose By Any Other Name... - by Vicki White Project Manager?  Team Leader? How do they relate? While the...
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Leadership Organizational Culture Project Management

Align Projects with Organizational Goals?!?

Align Projects with Organizational Goals?!? Aligning projects with organizational objectives seems like a basic practice, really kind of intuitive, right?...
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Leadership Organizational Culture Project Management

The Wizard Behind the Curtain

The Wizard Behind the Curtain Your Image and Its Effect on Good Project Leadership Focus Project managers (PM) have an...
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Leadership Organizational Culture Project Management

All the World is a Stage – with apologies to Shakespeare!

All the World is a Stage - with apologies to Shakespeare! When you enter the world of project management you...
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Leadership Organizational Culture

Connections – That Count

Connections - That Count Recently I watched a TV show about people who have been separated by circumstance. In the...
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Leadership Organizational Culture

Yikes! Did I miss an announcement?!

Yikes!  Did I Miss an Announcement?! Ok – the third or fourth time I get this kind of message, I...
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Leadership Organizational Culture

What Does Your Alphabet Soup Spell?

What Does Your Alphabet Soup Spell? Acronyms and abbreviations are everywhere in our lives. But what is their impact on...
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Leadership Learning & Training Organizational Culture Project Management

3 Classes Every Project Manager Should Take

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Leadership Organizational Culture

How You Lead is How You Behave

Flying is simply part of how I "commute" to work.  Sometimes, just like on highway 88 in Illinois or 101...
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Leadership Organizational Culture

The Horrible Truth(s) About Feedback

As leaders – whether team leaders, project leaders or community leaders  - feedback is an integral  part of your responsibility...
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Leadership Organizational Culture

The Issue of Inclusion

  The Issue of Inclusion Recently a former boss of mine, Lora Stenard – amazing coach, by the way, shared...
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Leadership Organizational Culture

Tim Ryan Leads by Example

This is a chance to share stories about the amazing leaders who have taught you by example. How did someone...
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Leadership Organizational Culture Project Management

Lead by Example – Humor

Recently a client of mine came to me with a problem I hadn’t heard about in a long time. He had...
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Leadership Organizational Culture

Renewed, Refreshed and Ready!

Renewed, Refreshed and Ready! One of the most difficult practices of leadership in organizations is delegation. In order to delegate,...
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Leadership Organizational Culture

If Time’s Up – What Now?

If Time's Up - What Now? For many people, and I am one of them, the #timesup campaign has been...
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