Measuring Success

There’s a business maxim that says “what can be measured can be managed”. I think it’s completely true and, as an accountant, I find that hard numbers are a great way to monitor success (or lack of success). Unfortunately, that business maxim falls short. Let me tell you a story to illustrate why: This morning […]

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Meetings: Maddeningly Mundane or Massively Meaningful?

“A business without meetings is… an enjoyable place to work”. Haha, okay that might be a serious anti-meeting sentiment but I know that most of you chuckled because deep down you feel the same way. Meetings are rarely an enjoyable experience. And yet, we have them and can’t imagine doing business without them.

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Horror story from the front lines of project management

Posted by on June 4, 2009 in: Project Management

This is a true story, although the details have been changed to protect the guilty parties. I was hired as an outside consultant to manage a project for an international corporation. They were producing a new project – a multi-million dollar project that was supposed to go to market within a specific timeframe. On the […]

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When the same road takes you to different places

Here are a couple of scenarios you might be familiar with: SCENARIO 1: You co-own a business with a partner. You both are actively involved. You both want to do well. Unfortunately, you each have different ideas about what will make you successful. SCENARIO 2: You’re on a multi-member project. Things look like they’re going […]

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