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

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More