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Risk is Evergreen

Project Risks are often listed as part of portfolio management.  They are there for consideration with the costs and benefits when the project is approved.  Once the project is approved, resilience after one or more risks come to reality can be critical to achieving...

Please Understand Me

        Have you ever been surprised when a deadline passes with no activity, after you were sure you had commitment to meet it?  Or have you ever experienced a long silence on the phone, wondering if you were somehow rude without realizing it?  Consider attending...

Can You Relate?

Have you ever found that, no matter what level of effort you put into getting your project going, there always seems to be one more barrier to overcome?  It could be that your project focus has been too deep into project details, and not enough into...

Face “Risk” with Confidence

  If the thought of risk in relation to your business fills you with dread, fear no more. Learn all about proactive risk management and its role in project management at “Making Risk Management Work,” a morning workshop presentation on Oct. 5 at PMinLS...

Guilty of that which I Accuse…

A great leadership trait is having the ability to figure out your own blind spots.  Taking time for honest self-reflection is one way leaders achieve access to their blind spots.   If you are aspiring to become a stronger leader, here is a quick exercise to begin your...

Employing the Shut-up Strategy

In the early years a manager, I worked very hard on listening to my staff and colleagues. I did have to work at transitioning from that “listening to respond” place I was in to the “listening to understand” place I wanted to be in. At first I worked on hiding my need to insert my opinion at any opportunity. It turns out that people could tell when I was chomping at the bit to get my turn to speak. I can spot it now in others and I am quietly amused – I get it!