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Sponsoring New Leaders – Resource or Outsource?

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In my project management training, one principle stood out as the root cause of most failures.  Any project that doesn’t have good sponsorship fails. A good sponsor is one who takes responsibility for the outcome. They listen, learn, and do the things necessary to make the rest of the team successful. Often success is totally » Read More

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Digital Project Leadership – “Re-Imagining the Client Experience”

With the technological advances that occur every day, it is important that Project Leaders stay on top of these changes by developing a “Digital Project Leadership” mindset to stay relevant. The one-size-fits-all approach no longer fits, so as clients’ needs change, so should the ideas and solutions offered to each client.  “Digital Project Leadership” is » Read More

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Becoming A Resourceful Leader: The Strong Do Survive

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“This country can ill afford to continue to function using less than half of its human resources, brain power, and kinetic energy.” ~ Barbara Jordan, Late Texas Congresswoman              Teams connect.             Communities share.             The tribe protects.     » Read More

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Flexibility: Stretching Traditional Notions of Work

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  “The key to sustained happiness, health, and longevity is flexibility.” –Ev Duran There is a parable here in Afghanistan about a mule and a well that speaks to the value of flexibility in our lives.  Having fallen into a shallow well, an Afghan farmer’s mule brayed incessantly while the farmer and his son considered their » Read More

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An Interview With Susan Steinbrecher

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Many of you know Susan Steinbrecher (@SteinbrecherInc, LinkedIn) or are connected with her in some way on LinkedIn or Twitter. She and I have been connected for a few years now and she’s helped promote Lead Change and many of the members over the years. She and Dr. Joel Bennett just released a new and » Read More

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The Slippery Slope of Not Asking Why

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I’d like to think I’m good at challenging the status quo.  To get regular reality checks, I spend time with college kids creating for-profit and not-for-profit businesses aimed at solving wicked problems.  They truly challenge the status quo and it is, fortunately, invigoratingly contagious. Sometimes (most of the time?), the status quo is so deeply engrained » Read More

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Empowered Manager’s Success Kit

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Friend, co-author and Instigator Mary Schaefer (blog, @MarySchaefer) is launching a new product designed to help managers be successful building and leading great teams.  It’s called the Empowered Manager’s Success Kit.  When I heard about it, I thought it would be good to check in with Mary and find out what’s going on. Q: What » Read More

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Dose of Leadership Interview

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My new friend and Lead Change member Richard Rierson (@DoseOfLeader) has a great website where he interviews a bunch of really great leaders, authors and personalities. The website is called Dose of Leadership. Richard recently interviewed me for his show and I had a wonderful time. He is an engaging interviewer and we share a » Read More

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The Ocean Teaches: 5 Lessons From My Hawaiian Vacation

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“We are tied to the ocean. And when we go back to the sea, whether it is to sail or to watch – we are going back from whence we came.”– John F. Kennedy I was blessed with a last-minute vacation to Maui for my student of life spring break. Over the Easter weekend my body » Read More

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Stone Soup: Answers For Our World Today, From A Children’s Fable

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 Do you remember the children’s story “STONE SOUP…?” It is a children’s fable, about a hungry traveler that comes to a small village and begins knocking on doors asking if someone will feed him.  Unfortunately it is a very poor village that is concerned they will not have the resources they need to feed their » Read More

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