Why Emotional Intelligence (EQ) isn’t enough…

Let’s get some things straight… We don’t brush our teeth because it’s good for our health. We brush our teeth because we don’t like them to feel scuzzy. We don’t tidy up our office because we can’t live if it’s messy. We tidy our office because we don’t like to feel lost in large piles…

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Listen UP! Are you listening in 3D?

Would you like to make a bigger difference in the world? If so, LISTEN UP!! Everything in the world fits into one of 3 hierarchical dimensions of value. When we use our brains, our meaning making machines, in alignment with these dimensions laws of value, we reach our success and attain our significance… in other…

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8 Tips for New Project Managers from 7 of the World’s Leading PM Experts

Recently, I asked 7 of the top project management experts around the world: “What advice would you give to a PM who is just starting out?” Tip #1: Find a Mentor Tip #2: Network & Volunteer Tip #3: Learn the Fundamentals Tip #4: Communicate more than you feel you have to Tip #5: Select Your…

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What’s Your Story?

Now, I’m not trying to be nosy or anything, but what’s your story? I don’t mean your life story although I’d love to learn more about you. What I mean is your story for today? What’s your future story? What’s your story that you tell yourself to motivate you? What’s your story today that you…

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Why CONFLUENCE is better than INFLUENCE…

We’ve often heard that leadership is influence. John Maxwell, a leading author and leadership expert, has stated that “All leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less.”  I mean no disrespect to Mr. Maxwell, but I believe that there is more to leadership than influence. Influence [in-floo-uh ns]  noun the capacity or power of persons or…

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Giving and Receiving

Yes, it’s that time of year. It’s time for the holidays – the family, the in-laws, the turkey (or handmade raviolis at my mom’s house); it’s time for the gifts and the charity and the slacking off at work. I know that if you are reading this, you aren’t one of those slackers – I…

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Focus

David Allen writes “An ambient angst pervades our society – there’s a sense that somehow there’s probably something we should be doing that we’re not, which creates a tension for which there is no resolution and from which there is no rest.” That sounds dreadful, doesn’t it? Do you feel scattered? Pulled in many different…

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Why start your project when you can LAUNCH it?

“Launching” Your Project I’ve been doing a lot of reading and learning lately about successful “product” launches and then I got to thinking… Why don’t we have more PROJECT LAUNCHES?!? So what’s a “launch”? Well, a product launch is the debut of a product into the market. The product launch signifies the point at which…

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