The Consultant’s Dilemma

A man in a hot air balloon comes descending on a meadow where a shepherd is tending his flock.  After he greets the man he asks him “if I tell you how many sheep you have without having to count them, will you give me one of them?”  The shepherd agrees....

Type B Personality Project Managers?

People involved in project management often assume that in order to be effective, the leader must possess a certain type of personality.  We often hear of individuals being described positively for being a “Type A” personality or having the “Alpha...

Situational Negotiations

A few years ago I came across a study that surveyed drivers to better understand attitudes and impact on driving.  One of the questions that was asked on this survey was whether the person considered themselves better or worse than the average driver.  The vast...

Organizations Redefining “Community”

One of the interesting trends that have developed over the past few years is organizations desiring to build stronger connections with the community of individuals who no longer work within their organizations.  Whether it is individuals who have retired or...

Half Measures, Hesitation, & False Starts

The business world and more specifically project management has little to no room for hesitation and half measures.  It is certainly incumbent on project managers and leaders to conduct the appropriate amount of due diligence and risk analysis to ensure that all sides...