Is Your PMO Counting the Right Things

When it comes to reporting and giving updates to management and senior leadership, there’s a story I think back to. During World War II, many bombers were getting hit by anti-aircraft guns. The Center for Naval Analyses officers wanted to add some protective armor to shield the planes. The question was, “where”? The planes couldn’tContinue reading “Is Your PMO Counting the Right Things”

Are You Thankful For Your Job?

Thanksgiving; that magical holiday where we fill ourselves turkey and stuffing, pumpkin pie with whipped cream, and the occasional glass(es) of wine.  We gather with family and friends and enjoy the laughs and dysfunction that goes along with it.  Then there’s the pouring over ads to find that perfect Black Friday gift while nibbling onContinue reading “Are You Thankful For Your Job?”

A Good Boss Makes Even A Bad Company Tolerable

Out of nowhere, a golf ball suddenly appeared on the floor of my cube.  That only meant one thing; my boss was a second behind. But instead of taking a deep breath and hoping this boss would be in and out of my cube in under 30 seconds, I actually looked forward for the interactionContinue reading “A Good Boss Makes Even A Bad Company Tolerable”

Sometimes as a Leader, You Also Need to be a Follower

I’ve been in the project leadership game for a long time.  I’ve seen a lot of things.  Had great successes.  Had a few failures.  I’ve lead hundreds of people across the world.  I pride myself on putting my teams in the spotlight when we do great things.  Damn it, I get things done! But aContinue reading “Sometimes as a Leader, You Also Need to be a Follower”

Introverts Round Out Dynamic Teams!

Introverts.  Those quiet, shy people who when spoken to, turn red and look down.  They like to work on their own and after a team meeting, look so tired you’d swear they need a nap.  When you talk to them, the most extroverted of the introverts will look at your shoes vs. their own.  OnContinue reading “Introverts Round Out Dynamic Teams!”