Learning How to Take in Advice

During our journey in the work world and throughout our career we receive a significant amount of advice.  Even though some advice is welcomed and wanted, a significant amount is given even when unsolicited.  Professional advice is even more noticed at times when a...

Character Assassinations

Resistance to change can take on a variety of flavor but perhaps there is no greater a devastating effect on the project than that of character assassination. In my own career I’ve found myself a few times on the receiving end of such attacks which I discovered...

Beyond Templates in Project Management

Wael Attili’s, TEdx talk yesterday was about templates.  He gave examples of how he and his colleagues effectively shunned existing templates in search of new paths for success.  His talk inspired me to explore this concept from a project management perspective....

Storytelling in Project Management

Today I am attending TEDxRamallah from Amman. So far several interesting speakers have taken to stage and in the tradition of TED have presented many ideas that are worth spreading. I find though that I am drawn to a quote on the brochure by Muriel Rukeyser, an...

How Do You Inspire Confidence

Results and achievements always speak louder than words. In project management we often notice that a track record of success leads to a significant amount of confidence in the profession. When it comes to assessing the performance of project managers however it is...