Don’t Punish Your Teammates for Being Honest

“Please tell me what you’re thinking. I promise I won’t be upset!” She looked nervous. She was smart, forward thinking, and I could tell from her body language she didn’t agree with me. But, given the last project manager wasn’t open to feedback and often got upset when he received it, she didn’t want toContinue reading “Don’t Punish Your Teammates for Being Honest”

Should We Really Be Surprised On Our Projects?

“That doesn’t surprise me.” You’ve heard it. I’m sure you’ve said it. But yet, when something happens on our projects, we’re surprised! How did this happen? Why didn’t see this coming? But I ask you, knowing the dynamic and fluid nature of projects, should we really be surprised? I think of a client project fromContinue reading “Should We Really Be Surprised On Our Projects?”

Project Management Predictions for 2023

Tis the season to take a step back to look forward. As another year wraps up, it’s time to peer ahead at this dynamic career of project management and what may change in 2023 and beyond. Here are my predictions! Reimagining Stakeholder Engagement. Stakeholders are a big deal on any project. I learned that yearsContinue reading “Project Management Predictions for 2023”

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”