5 Tips for Leaders from the Wells Fargo Scandal

By |September 22nd, 2016|

If at first you don’t succeed – just create fake bank and credit card accounts to hit your goals…because nothing increases customer satisfaction more than corporate greed.

Wells Fargo is under investigation by the Department of Justice for creating over 2 million fake bank and credit card accounts in order to hit the bank’s lofty sales […]

5 Tips to Manage Change Successfully

By |September 20th, 2016|

The fact is…change is hard.  Very hard.  Anyone who has ever been through change, personally or professionally, will most likely agree. And it’s not something you can exactly check off your list…like tasks on a project plan.

New business initiatives, new technology, new processes and procedures, leadership changes – all require new behaviors and ways of […]

#BusinessTips: The most overlooked part of project management

By |September 13th, 2016|

When it comes to project management — managing schedules, people, and processes is the name of the game.  But do you know what the most overlooked part of project management is?

It’s the post project perspective – what happens after the project ends – the system goes live or the non-technology changes are implemented.

Execution and delivery shouldn’t […]

Leadership isn’t Management

By |September 6th, 2016|

If you’re in a leadership position, you may likely share many of the same responsibilities as a manager – however, the truth is – the roles are not the same. Leadership requires creating a vision of the future and engaging people to collaborate with you in moving toward achieving that vision.

Leadership translates the big ideas (strategy and direction) […]

Why You Should Adopt an Agile Project Management Methodology

By |September 4th, 2016|

The word ‘agile’ has been a buzz word for some time now. Agile – by definition – is the ability to move quickly and easily. Agile from a project management perspective is typically used within technology projects; however, other types of projects are beginning to adopt the agile project management methodology to improve the successful […]

#BusinessTip: Change Doesn’t Happen Overnight

By |August 31st, 2016|

Change is hard.  It’s why I talk about it a lot on the blog here.  Here.  Here.  And here.  Oh, and here, too. I talk about it a lot because how you plan for and navigate change impacts whether you will succeed or fail.

All too often leaders believe a lot of myths about change management.  One myth being […]

The 6 Most Expensive Words in Business

By |August 29th, 2016|

Change can be scary. Change can be frustrating. Change is also a necessity for survival.

Organizational problems are linked together, and change in one area often impacts other areas. New business initiatives, new technology, new processes and procedures, leadership changes – all require new behaviors and ways of doing things.

Organizational change is inevitable, but that […]

The P in Project Management is as much about…

By |August 29th, 2016|

Cornelius Fichtner once said: “The P in ‘PM’ is as much about people management than it is project management.”

70% of IT projects fail. Why? Failure to implement clear and efficient processes for execution and failure for planning for and managing change. Both of these things require people management skills.

In order to ensure your project or program […]

What #DonaldTrump Can (and shouldn’t) Teach You About #Leadership

By |August 12th, 2016|

Full disclosure – there is absolutely no political agenda here.  This is not about the right vs the left or which candidate is best – it’s about leadership.   

It feels like every day Donald Trump makes new controversial headlines with quick sound bites and tweets.  I could literally go on.  And on.  And on.  

There […]

The 5 most annoying co-workers (told in MEMEs)

By |August 11th, 2016|

Every office has them.  Those annoying co-workers that do things that drive you insane.  These behaviors are productivity drains – meaning…they waste time throughout the day you could be working because you need to pause and likely complain to your friends and co-workers about said behaviors.

These annoying co-workers do these annoying things for different reasons […]