Project Management

Lessons in Project Failure from Brad Pitt

June 24, 2013

It takes courage to admit that a project is tanking. Even for big-shot movie stars. When Brad Pitt saw the first cut of his newly released film World War Z, the final third act of the movie was, in his words, “just atrocious” according a USA Today interview. What Pitt said next in the interview […]

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5 Ways to Get Your Team to Speak Up

May 24, 2012

At a staff meeting Trina, a leader in an I.T. department, asks for a status update on a high-visibility project.  There is a brief silence. Then Michael speaks up— “It’s behind schedule. I’m concerned that we’re not going to meet the beta test projections. What do you think?” Trina gives this some thought and counters […]

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A Vision is a Promise. Are You Keeping Yours?

April 26, 2012

Are you a person of your word? As a leader, when you lay out a vision, you are creating a promise— that the future state will be better than the current one. People buy in to that vision based on their trust in you to get them there.   It’s up to you to deliver. Making […]

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Using The PRIMES to Solve Project Team Problems

April 16, 2012

This is the second blog post about the book The PRIMES by Chris McGoff. Author McGoff says “The PRIMES show up every time people join up in groups to solve problems, drive change and transform systems.” There are 46 PRIMES, so there is a lot covered in the book and it’s all great. But I […]

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Video Book Review of The PRIMES

April 16, 2012

I loved this book! See why: Watch it all the way through to get a bonus tip on how apply the book’s ideas to your team performance challenges.          

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How Saying No Elevates Your Integrity

April 3, 2012

When you are asked to do something, does your “yes” really, truly mean “yes”, no matter what? If it means anything other than “Yes!” then you’re not living in integrity. To author Chris McGoff, the definition of integrity is a simple one: “I say what I am going to do, and I do what I […]

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