Culture of Success: People vs. Process Paradigm (Post #9)

This is one of my favorite topics; the People vs. Process paradigm. This is a debate I see carried out in LinkedIn groups and PMI meetings on a frequent basis. When companies are small with few employees, processes are thin and it relies on people to get the job done.  As it grows, the dependencyContinue reading “Culture of Success: People vs. Process Paradigm (Post #9)”

Culture of Success & Ongoing Team Dynamics (Post #8)

The project is kicked off.  Work is in progress.  Results are being seen.  Everything is Awesome!!  Until it’s not. As the project leader, you want to be the first stop for team members when issues and conflict arise.  This will require you to have a higher level of EQ (emotional quotient, or intelligence) than theContinue reading “Culture of Success & Ongoing Team Dynamics (Post #8)”

Culture of Success & Team Dynamics: Building the Team Before Building the Team (Post #6)

The project team; those individuals you need to work together to accomplish a goal.  You’ll be working with them a lot; leading, handling issues, giving direction, managing conflict, and the list goes on.  But before all that, you need to know not only WHO will be on the team, but just as importantly (if notContinue reading “Culture of Success & Team Dynamics: Building the Team Before Building the Team (Post #6)”

Culture of Success and Stakeholder Management Part 1 (Post #3)

Let me preface this by saying I spend a lot of time on stakeholder engagement and management.  Most of what I’ll write about can be applied not only to stakeholders, but team members, management, spouses, or anyone else you come in contact with.  The reason I talk about it here is stakeholders can kill yourContinue reading “Culture of Success and Stakeholder Management Part 1 (Post #3)”