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Train for your next exam like a Marathoner

Taking a certification exam can be daunting, try these tips for passing your next certification!  As a marathon runner I have found that the same techniques which I use to cross the finish are also great for preparing for professional certification exams. Preparation When you...

Organizational Change: Leading your Project Team

My organization is currently reorganizing to include both the hierarchy, missions, and physical work spaces.  Organizational change can take people outside of their comfort zones.  Change can be distracting and projects might suffer if team members get distracted by the change.  Refocus your team and...

Generalities – Don’t exclude your audience!

Generalities can be inclusive, but also exclusive.  I learned this lesson about six months ago from one of the most charismatic speakers in the world today, Florian Mueck, at a conference in Madrid. Florian is a professional speaker on transformational communications, author, and game designer. His advice on...

Authentic Leaders are both Responsible & Accountable

  Have you ever had a leader who said what you wanted to hear, but actually acted completely different? Authentic leaders understand the importance of not only espousing a vision, but living their vision. They practice what they preach! It is hard to follow a leader...

Transactional vs. Transformational Leadership: Is it really either/or?

  Many people seem to think that transformational leadership is good and transactional leadership is bad. Business and leadership schools are constantly promoting the merits of transformational leadership and the need to provide followers with a vision and purpose.  Vision and purpose are great, but can only...

3 Cs of Peer Management in Matrixed Organizations

Many Project Managers work in matrixed organizations that require the use of human resources that do not fall directly under their supervision.  Working with peers requires a different skillset than leading team members or managing stakeholders.  Peer management requires working in a linear relationship,...

Projectize your Project Meetings – Project Management Hut

Projectize your Project Meetings - Project Management Hut All Project Managers are familiar with the triple constraint of time, cost and quality/scope. Recently, while I was waiting for a meeting to start, I began calculating the cost of man hours in the room of the...

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