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Plan for Success as a Project Manager

Starting up in a new company as a project manager? Just starting off as a project manager on your first large initiative? Taking over a failed project? You have some challenges ahead! Too often project managers new to the role, the project or the company forget to pause and consider what’s ahead and plan effectively [...]

5 Steps to Succeed as a New Manager

New manager in the company? Just promoted to a management role? Your company doesn’t offer onboarding? No problem! In the first two weeks on the job, take these five steps in order to set yourself up for success in your new role:

Walk around the company and introduce yourself to other department or business unit [...]

Are you a strategy tourist?

Let me start by reassuring you: the chances that you are a strategy tourist are close to zero. You are proving you are interested in getting things done by reading this action-oriented blog. (Unless, of course, you have mistaken this blog for something completely different).

But I’m sure you do know a strategy tourist.

Most likely you [...]

How Leaders Can Benefit From Reading

Guest post by University Alliance

Reading often gets lost in the busy shuffle of everyday life. People tend to quickly scan a document, get the necessary information and then move on to the next task. Many people think that they do not have time to read, when the truth is that they just aren’t making [...]

Stacking firewood, and learning about learning

It’s late September, and that means it’s time to order up some firewood and begin stacking it for when the cold weather hits. This weekend, I had my wood delivered, and my father happened to be in town as well. He pitched in and helped me stack up my wood into a corral I had [...]