Leadership in Action

Earlier this year my alma mater (the college I graduated from) named a new president.  The long time serving president who had been in charge while I was there had retired several years ago and the person who had taken over from him had encountered some challenges on...

What if Your Best is Not Good Enough?

A friend of mine worked very hard, and for several months, to secure a business deal with a potential client.  For his organization, which is an SMB, it was the type of project that would transform the company.  It was large in scale and long term in duration which...

Family Owned Businesses

I read a study a couple of years ago that showed that most family owned businesses have a hard time staying in business past the second generation.  I don’t remember the exact figure but I think it might be that the businesses that are able to continue on into...

Do I Have an Ax to Grind?

There is a lot of information out that helps project managers improve the way that he/she interacts with stakeholders and manages difficult people.  Whether it is articles, books, blog posts, or even training, there are countless opportunities to learn to hone...

Can Salaries Impact Success?

I was watching a sports program that discussed athlete salaries.  It seems that there are two schools of thought regarding the relationship between salaries and team performance.  For instance, the New York Yankees have one of the most expensive rosters in their...