12 Ways Marathon Recovery Is Like No-Mesh Hernia Surgery Recovery

2 1/2" long abdominal incision one day post-no-mesh hernia surgery, secured with steri-strips

Reading Time: 6 minutes. Marathon recovery and no-mesh hernia surgery recovery are remarkably the same. Going into surgery, I had no idea these seemingly different experiences would be as similar as they are. However, in the days following surgery, the parallels began to appear. Here are some ways marathon recovery and no-mesh hernia surgery recovery are the same. Can […]

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Heal Poor Posture And Relieve Pain Through Exercise

Dylan finishes the Capital of Texas Triathlon 2012

Reading Time: 2 minutes. My third Physical Therapist drove home the point that my poor posture and seated office lifestyle was a critical element of my running-related pains. This was after my second Physical Therapist prescribed orthotics for my knee pain. I also learned I had a pelvic rotation due to a muscle imbalance. I never imagined I’d need to heal […]

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

Do you need a project manager or a priest?

Reading Time: 3 minutes. 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 […]

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

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes. 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 […]

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We Needed To Achieve The Impossible And Perform A Miracle

Help teams build a bridge to high performance

Reading Time: 2 minutes. There I was at work, with a client who wanted to add three staff members to my project team. Groupthink in my organization enabled a situation where that wasn’t going to happen, and that was acceptable. My option was to tell my client it was impossible: they couldn’t take part on this important project. I […]

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