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Empathetic Leadership

The Globe and Mail published a great opinion piece today, July 8, 2020, entitled ‘Changed, changing and will change: adapting to our new and ever-evolving world of work’. I was

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To Lead or Manage

I had a chance to sit down with an old friend recently, to talk about lessons learned in the project management business.  Lou Breithaupt is a PMP with 25 years experience

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Are You a Micro-Manager?

Last published in this blog November, 2017 I am sure that if I posed this question to a group of 100 managers and leaders, barely a few will put their

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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 Have a Sense of Humour (Humor)?

(Originally published April 2014 but always worth a re-read) Let’s start by getting over the spelling thing.  For my readers south of the border, read ‘humor’.  Everyone else, read with

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Protect, Survive and Prepare

I launched ProjectTalks Virtual this past week.  I must say, running a conference virtually is not easy.  We certainly ran into our fair share of technical issues – but learned

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Culture Drives Strategy at Medtronic

“Culture drives strategy” says my podcast guest, Michael O’Connor. Michael is the Director of Strategy and Project Management at Medtronic out of the Greater Minneapolis-St. Paul Area.  Metronic is a

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Drastic Times Call for Kinder Measures

“Two things stand like stone. Kindness in another’s trouble, Courage in your own.” Adam Lindsay Gordon These beautiful words are inscribed over the fireplace in the building my Great Grandfather

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A Good Leader Has Three Plans

(first published in April, 2014 – three months into my blogging journey!) Good leaders don’t need just one plan – they need three! A organizational strategic plan A professional strategic

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Do You Have a Plan B?

If I suggested to you that your current plan was going to fail somewhere down the road, would you be ready? The optimist would say ‘I don’t need a Plan

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Good Decision-Making – Part 2

In my last posting, we explored the business of decision-making.  Great leaders know how to make decisions logically and in a timely manner. In post #1, I suggested that good

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Good Decision-Making – Part 1

Good decision-making skills are in my top 5 list of the most important leadership qualities. If you ask a group of employees about what they look for in a good

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Strategic Thinking Starts in The Home

Whenever I present to audiences about strategy or strategic thinking, our minds always go to our organisations, divisions or departments – our corporate lives.   But strategic thinking actually starts

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