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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

https://youtu.be/X7ded8xLgtA
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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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Organizational Culture Project Management

Back to Basics

Back to Basics Back to Basics – farther than you might think!For some time now I’ve been suggesting that we...
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Learning & Training Organizational Culture Project Management

JOIN ME!

JOIN ME! Come to the Orlando Premier CIO Forum on Dec. 13 and hear me speak on “Defining Teams and Cultures That...
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Project Management

Quick note: A tip for increasing Clear Definition

I hope you enjoy my first foray into podcasting - and if you have any other suggestions of how you've...
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Project Management

The “Save” Icon

The "Save" Icon The other day, after speaking on a panel for Chick-Tech, I realized that I was, by at...
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Project Management

Papyrus, White Boards, Glibness, and Cerebral Knowledge

Glibness (n): fluent but insincere or shallow.I once consulted to a high-tech engineering company outside of Pittsburgh. The engineers had...
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Organizational Culture Project Management

Do You Have an Emergency Contingency Plan?

I recently came across a fascinating, if frightening, story on LinkedIn that looked at the dangers of airlines running software...
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