Detach & Gain Perspective

This meeting sucked.  The organizer had lost complete control.  Discussions went from factual to emotional.  Three conversations were happening at once.  And then, a crier. I knew the crier well.  She was on my team and I had worked with her over a year.  She was solid; able to take on any issue quickly andContinue reading “Detach & Gain Perspective”

“I’m Busy” is a BS Excuse; a Lesson From My 7 Year Old Son

My schedule for the day goes something like this: 5 AM: up and to the gym 6:30 AM: home, showered, changed, lookin’ adequate 6:50 AM: making the kids’ breakfast, find socks, pack bags, and make myself coffee before I lose my mind 7:48 AM: at work Noon: Lunch maybe, or just more work; depends onContinue reading ““I’m Busy” is a BS Excuse; a Lesson From My 7 Year Old Son”

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)”