Tips for a Fantastic Mentor/Mentee Relationship

“I know we’ve never met and you don’t know me, but I need help and am looking for mentoring. Would you be willing to mentor me on project management? I want to get better and my company is allowing me time to learn.” Sure!! I was truly humbled being asked. Early in my career, IContinue reading “Tips for a Fantastic Mentor/Mentee Relationship”

A Retrospective After Writing 100 Blog Posts

This is blog post #101. I didn’t have much of a goal when I started blogging. The idea of sharing ideas, frustrations, losses and wins seemed like a good idea. In many ways, it’s been therapeutic! I started because someone asked how if PM’s are so damn good, how come projects keep failing? Good question!Continue reading “A Retrospective After Writing 100 Blog Posts”

What Boeing Reminded Us About Email

Now, I’m not ripping on everyone at Boeing. I’ve met and worked with folks from Boeing in my career and they are good people. Some employees, though, made some poor communication decisions regarding the 737 Max that have now gone public. Some lines pulled from Boeing employee communications: “Would you put your family on aContinue reading “What Boeing Reminded Us About Email”

The Grind of Project Success

In my last post, I talked about “Project Get Fit” that may or may not be on your 2020 resolution list. You set goals, you make a plan, and you execute. Sounds simple, right? But once you start, you quickly realize you’re going to have to grind, work and deal with discomfort to be successful.Continue reading “The Grind of Project Success”

Is "Project: Getting Fit" On Your 2020 Resolution List?

“I want to get in shape, so I got a gym membership. What should I do?” I thought about what she was asking for a second. Many questions started popping into my head. Though I’m not a fitness instructor, I’ve helped a handful of friends run their first races and get in better shape. BeingContinue reading “Is "Project: Getting Fit" On Your 2020 Resolution List?”