Impacts of Multitasking on Relationships

I got busted. Big-time busted. Imagine you’re leading a meeting with a number of managers on the call. You’re sharing your screen, walking through an important process and outlining critical tasks. A couple attendees start talking, and you notice that little email icon light up. Your email is on another screen, so you click it.Continue reading “Impacts of Multitasking on Relationships”

Would This Be Acceptable to Your Biggest Critic?

The other day I had a nostalgic moment when I was sending something to an executive director.  I reviewed the information being sent a couple times, but in the end didn’t feel it was complete.  Then I asked myself; would this be acceptable to the biggest critic I’ve ever had in my career? Flash backContinue reading “Would This Be Acceptable to Your Biggest Critic?”

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”

Build a Powerful Team

Michael Jordan played alongside Scottie Pippen, Luc Longley and Dennis Rodman.  Warren Buffet has Charley Munger and Greg Abel.  Joe Montana had Dwight Clark and Jerry Rice.  Thomas Jefferson had John Adams and Aaron Burr (plus a few more).  Margaret Thatcher had an army of ministers.  Steve Jobs had Steve Wazniak.  From leading countries, to companies,Continue reading “Build a Powerful Team”