Can I have a show of hands?

Posted by on July 30, 2009 in: Project Management

“Can I have a show of hands?” is a project killer. There, I said it. If you’ve said this, you can be forgiven for saying it because few people realize just how poisonous it is to a project. Part of the reason is that most of us have grown up in a democratic society (whether […]

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The mirage of perfectionism

Perfectionism sounds like a great ideal to strive for in business and in project management but it is a mirage – a hazy image on the horizon that will never be achieved. It doesn’t matter whether we’re talking about a large business, a small business, a start-up, a department, or a project that is being […]

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Nordstrom’s hits nail on the head…

Posted by on July 26, 2009 in: Woot! Series

Opposite my ‘Oooops! Series’, is a new Woot! Series. Woot! Series: Things I observe that are right on target in the business sense. I am an avid reader, I read everything and love nothing more than curling up in bed with a brand new hardback. I am a huge fan of Stephanie Meyer’s series, Twilight. […]

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Weekend Reading: My fav’s from this week: 7.24.09

Posted by on July 24, 2009 in: Weekend Reading

I read too much. It is one of the things I wish I had more time for. However, truth be told, sometimes I read twenty things before finding one that is worth anything. I am going to start recapping my reads every week and share with my readers interesting pieces that are relevant in today’s […]

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Reaching the Peak: When Delegation Shines

If you follow me on twitter you have seen a ton of recent tweets about @emailcenterpro, about ‘click – click – move – move’, and about Inbox 0! Some of you may be wondering: How I am doing that? Others may already know because you subscribe to my Tips in 10 email newsletter. I won’t […]

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Are you managing? Or managing?

Business owners work hard to create a business that hopefully will become a valuable, revenue-generating asset for them. IF a business survives, that is a tribute to the entrepreneur. But IF a business thrives, that is even better. So, how does a business get from “survive” to “thrive”? I suggest that the clue is in […]

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Unsticking a project

It doesn’t matter what size of company you are or what size of project you’re working on, most of us have faced this situation at one time or another: We have a project that is going well and then it sputters and stalls. Days turn into weeks and the project lags. There are plenty of […]

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