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Practice the Fundamentals

I was once asked: What’s the biggest insight you’ve had throughout your career regarding leadership? Wow!…

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Six Strategies for Impossible Deadlines

When is the last time you faced an “impossible” deadline? For me, it seems like I’ve…

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5 Tips to Help Your Team Be More Creative

In today’s challenging economic times, creative thinking is more valuable than ever. Not creative for creativity’s…

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Why Project Teams Fail

I’ve been studying and participating on projects my entire career. I believe there is a really…

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The Fine Art of Facilitation

Have you been in a great meeting recently? I know for some of you, that may…

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One Tool Every Leader Needs

How do you keep score as a leader? What key metrics ultimately determine whether you are…

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Focus on Execution

When conducting the research for my book, Chess Not Checkers, one of the truths that emerged…

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What’s Big in Your World?

What are you working on that you’re excited about? Is it a project at work? Something…