How “Together” is Your Management Team?
06 Dec

How “Together” is Your Management Team?

If your management team were a professional sports team, how good would it be? How well would everyone work together? How united would they be to achieve your strategy? If your team were a soccer/football team, how well would they play? Now, we usually don’t think of business teams this way, but Stephen Covey did. […]

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5 Traits of Great Change Leaders
02 Dec

5 Traits of Great Change Leaders

Change leadership is different from operational management, and often operational managers are thrust into having to be change leaders. Some rise to the occasion, become really good change leaders and succeed brilliantly. Others adopt only some good change leadership traits, and then struggle. And yet others cannot transition into this role and eventually harm their […]

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Here’s An Amazing Workshop Tool!
05 Nov

Here’s An Amazing Workshop Tool!

One of the advantages of working for a large consulting firm is that you get exposed to some great workshop tools, together with their talented facilitators. During my days at Ernst & Young, and then Capgemini, I had the good fortune of working on some powerful, cutting edge executive workshop tools, working with some bright […]

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Leadership: The First Thing You Have to Get Right/Podcast Blog #2
22 Oct

Leadership: The First Thing You Have to Get Right/Podcast Blog #2

Hi there, and welcome to our second podcast blog! I have a great leadership story for you today, straight “from the trenches”! The previous podcast was all about setting direction to thrive in the face of this pandemic. And you heard me say that implementing this new direction, would likely be the biggest change project […]

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Great Change Leaders Have This in Common
14 Jan

Great Change Leaders Have This in Common

Change leadership is different from operational management, and often operational managers are thrust into having to be change leaders. Some rise to the occasion, become really good change leaders and succeed brilliantly. Others adopt only some good change leadership traits, and then struggle. And yet others cannot transition into this role and eventually harm their […]

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The Simpsons Meet Project Management on LinkedIn…
16 Jun

The Simpsons Meet Project Management on LinkedIn…

…sort of. Joel Cohen, the Writer and Producer of the Simpsons was the closing keynote speaker on Day 2 of the PW*BAW Project Management conference. And Leslie Hughes, President of Punch Media, did a very stimulating and helpful session on improving your LinkedIn presence. Below are some pointers I hope you will find useful in […]

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PW*BAW Conference Day 1: Key Lessons for Project Managers
09 Jun

PW*BAW Conference Day 1: Key Lessons for Project Managers

Here are some good lessons for Project Managers from a very good conference. Thank you to the organizers of the PW*BAW Conference in Toronto, Canada, June 4-7, 2018. Great event! Great speakers! Super venue and food! I was able to attend two sessions the first day, and three the second day. Here are what I think […]

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Project Manager? Project Coordinator? Project Leader?
19 May

Project Manager? Project Coordinator? Project Leader?

After many years of working with and supporting people with Project Manager in their title, something crystallized for me recently. There are three general types of Project Manager (PM). This observation came about during a conversation with a couple of PMs that I have a lot of time and respect for. We compared notes on […]

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