In January I introduced you all to Lou Radja. I am happy to tell you he has quickly taken up the title of mentor & friend. After helping me understand the ins and outs of Collaboration Over Competition, I felt compelled to share my findings with everyone that would listen including Lou.
As fast as I published my blog post I shot a copy off to Lou. Within a week I received the email below from none other than Lou himself:
Happy New Year and THANK YOU for sharing with me and including me in your blog; I’m truly humbled! Would love to chat with you! Let’s have coffee! You rock.
Be more Give more,
To say the least, I was elated. read more…
Encouraging collaboration and inspiration – but also interruption
I’m going to let you in on my deep, dark secret. I had to retreat to my company’s training room to write this blog post. As a longtime advocate of collaboration for fostering workplace productivity, I am feeling very hypocritical at the moment.
Allow me to catch you up to speed… Towards the end of last year I knew it was time for a change. After many years marketing and teaching the sport of gymnastics (something that I love), I had reached a ceiling; there ceased to be room for further career advancement.
I love a good challenge though. My realization was also my exit cue. read more…
Delivering difficult feedback is just what it says, difficult.
Difficult feedback can be delivered by taking after an old favorite lunch menu item, the BLT sandwich, as your delivery model.
The BLT method of delivering difficult feedback is a simple rule-of-thumb on how to deliver difficult conversations. read more…
A New Project Management Book on Unleashing the Full Potential of Microsoft Project:
In his latest book, Making Effective Business Decisions Using Microsoft Project, Project MVP and industry expert Tim Runcie addresses the issue of how to harness the power of Microsoft Project.
By addressing the question: How do PMs implement a successful project management strategy using Microsoft Project to drive better business decisions and increase ROI? Runcie and his co-author Mark Dochtermann PMP, divulge a combined fifty years of project management Industry Best Practices knowledge regarding this all too common Microsoft Project question. read more…