A Binary Look at Conflict

I’m paraphrasing here, but this was a conversation I’ve actually had (names changed to protect the innocent): Me: What’s the deal with you and Rita? Megan: She’s loud and I don’t like the color she dyed her hair. Me: Her hair? You don’t like her hair? That’s why you argue with her? Megan: Yes, andContinue reading “A Binary Look at Conflict”

Leadership Behaviors – PMBOK 3.6

“Demonstrate and adapt leadership behaviors to support individual and team needs.” PMBOK, pg. 40 Leadership is one of the most critical skills a project professional needs for success. In most instances, project managers are assigned to a project and given a team to which they have no formal authority over. Leadership is the differentiator betweenContinue reading “Leadership Behaviors – PMBOK 3.6”

How Project Management Can Help Fight the “IT and the Business” Paradox

Have you ever heard the term “IT and the Business?” Have you ever said “IT and the Business?” Did you know every time you say “IT and the Business” a baby kitten dies? OK, that last part isn’t true and probably a little harsh, but that’s the way I feel when I hear it. ThisContinue reading “How Project Management Can Help Fight the “IT and the Business” Paradox”

Project242: Build Strength in Multiple Areas, Not Just a Few

Project242 (P242) is my journey to bike 242 miles in 24 hours, across the state of Minnesota on gravel roads, in August, 2021 (the Day Across MN, or the DAMN). I’ve found many lessons experienced riding a bike can be applied to our careers. In these posts, I will share the correlations. I checked my Garmin.Continue reading “Project242: Build Strength in Multiple Areas, Not Just a Few”

Project242: Embrace the Climbs

Project242 (P242) is my journey to bike 242 miles in 24 hours, across the state of Minnesota on gravel roads, in August, 2021 (the Day Across MN, or the DAMN). I’ve found many lessons experienced riding a bike can be applied to our careers. In these posts, I will share the correlations. My Garmin saidContinue reading “Project242: Embrace the Climbs”