Who is Guarding Your Brand?

One of the things that never ceases to amaze me is the fact that so many organizations entrust their brands to the most junior, ill equipped, unmotivated, untrained, and least compensated employees.  It seems that leaders within these organizations, some worth...

Friendly Products

Earlier today I was listening to a program with Walter Isaacson, the author of Steve Jobs’ biography book.  He was explaining how Steve was obsessed with the idea of making Apple’s products “friendly.”  Walter was highlighting how certain...

IBM’s Succession

Last month IBM’s Board of Director’s named Ginni Rometty as the company’s next CEO to succeed the current CEO Sam Palmisano. I’ve been meaning to write about this but got distracted with a different array of activities but was reminded again...

Using Your Network

I read somewhere in the last couple of days about the ever expanding gap between the “haves” and “have-nots” around the world and specifically in the United States.  One interesting dimension that a study focused on was the difference of social...

Groupthink

Managing team dynamics is a critical success factor that every project manager needs to not only about but rather become skilled in. As part of managing this aspect of the project, I have often observed that one of the most dangerous behaviors that puts the project at...

Eric Jennett, PMP #1

We learned a few days ago that PMI Founder and PMI Fellow Eric Jenett passed away recently.  The news was shared with us during the PMI Congress in Dallas, which Eric had intended to attend but changed his plans at the last minute following doctor’s orders. This...