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Now is the Time to Find Your Coach

Well, actually it was time to find your coach a long time ago. But that’s alright.  There’s still time. They figured out many moons ago that professional athletes needed coaches.

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Do You Ask Enough Questions?

‘The secret to life’ suggested my father, is to ask questions. Be inquisitive, he said, with everyone you meet and everything you see. Asking questions comes naturally to me –

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What About All the Other Projects?

I ran into a colleague recently who talked about a disastrous office relocation. It seems that everything that could go wrong did go wrong. Knowing my passion for project management,

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Are You Crisis Ready?

Are you ready for a disaster? Are you prepared to handle a crisis both personally and professionally? A few years ago, I had the pleasure of listening to Former Deputy

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What Does Accountability Look Like?

A successful leader (organizational, project or otherwise) needs to “walk the walk” not just “talk the talk”.  If you say you are going to do something, you do it.  That

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Plan Your Strategy in Sprints

Most strategic plans fail because the end goals are too far out in the future. When I wrote the book, ‘The 7 Elements of Strategy Execution’, with my friend, Mona

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Rely on Experience, Not Certification

First published July, 2017             ProjectTimes is a great portal for project managers from all walks of life. When I created it in 1997, it was a cute little magazine for

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Check Your Ego!

We often hear the words “check your ego at the door”.  Originally, I was thinking that this should be the title to this blog post.  But leaders shouldn’t check their

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Tips for Great Virtual Presentations

Who would have thought that presenting virtually would become the new normal?  Now that the pandemic has moved into a new phase, the requirement/opportunity to present virtually remains.  Organizations now

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How Do You Promote Your Brand?

Not all of us are interested in promoting our ‘brand’.   We might be quite content on where we are, in our career or lives, and have no interest in growing

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Persistence – The Key to Success

I have a friend who has been very successful in her life.  When I asked about her perceived secret to success, I heard “education, experience, connections and the right place

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Are You a Consensus Builder?

I read an article recently that started with “Consensus building is a big part of leadership”.   I agree.   It is also a great label to have within our ‘brand’.  Leadership

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Passion Sells

I was working with my professional coach a few years ago during a time when things were going a little crazy in my life: I had way too many things

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Do you Know Your Limitations?

A few years ago, I was attending the retirement party for Dave Toycen, CEO, World Vision Canada. As expected, he delivered an amazing speech at the end of the event

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