Don’t Keep Jump Starting What’s Not Working

“O Dad (what my oldest son calls me), the car’s dead again. Can you help me jump start it?” Again! I thought to myself. I must have jump started that car five times in the last two weeks. If we don’t start the car at least every 24 hours, it won’t go. Since it wasn’tContinue reading “Don’t Keep Jump Starting What’s Not Working”

Three Key Qualities of a Great Leader

“You can be a leader, or an excuse maker. You cannot be both. Good leaders talk about where to go. Great leaders help you get there and don’t make excuses along the way.” Did I hear that right? Did he just start talking about leadership during a church sermon? This guy’s a pastor, not aContinue reading “Three Key Qualities of a Great Leader”

Simplifying Decision Making

“Can you make a decision on this?”This question can strike terror in the hearts of many!  Does the decision need to be made today?  Will it cause irreparable harm to the project and potentially the company?  Will I be fired if I’m wrong?  If I don’t decide, will it just work itself out?Decisions.  In writingContinue reading “Simplifying Decision Making”

Get Emotions Out, Then Get Them Out of the Way

What the hell just happened? One minute, the project is moving along. The next, chaos. Some issue suddenly rears its ugly head and throws a wrench in progress. Whether this issue started as a known or unknown risk, a once happy team is suddenly stressed. Patience is frayed. Fingers are pointing. Blame is creeping in.Continue reading “Get Emotions Out, Then Get Them Out of the Way”