Stop Killing Money! 27 Ways To Improve Delivery On Your Next Project

Carrying Boxloads Of Money

Let’s say you’re an executive, board member, or investor, and you’re tired of watching money die as you fund project after project that doesn’t meet desired outcomes. Or maybe not: too often it seems evident these people are not accountable to results, are spending other people’s money, and have no clear stake or “skin in […]

26 Signs You’re In Trouble (Do You Need A Project Manager Or A Priest?)

Do you need a project manager or a priest?

Congratulations, you’re a project manager! The investment team has already set the budget, schedule, and scope of your product development project. The executive staff assembled the project team. Like any catastrophic failure, errors have already been made by multiple parties, well in advance of the events that will ultimately expose the failure. Now, they will watch and […]

4 Signs Your Team Is Engaged (and How To Increase Engagement)

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

There I was at work: a team member said something that sounded like fearful gossip about another team (examples are in numbered headings below). While fear-mongering and gossip does occur in the workplace, there’s a skill in correctly managing these interactions. Sometimes, these are opportunities to discuss concerns that are or could be impacting project […]

We Needed To Achieve The Impossible And Perform A Miracle

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

There I was at work, with a client who wanted to add three of their own company’s staff members to my company’s consulting project team. Groupthink in my organization created a situation where that wasn’t going to happen, and somehow that was acceptable. My option was to tell my client it was impossible: their people […]