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What Is a Project Execution Culture?

Over the many years of my involvement in project management, I eventually learned that project success comes from more than just good people, processes and tools.  Lately I’ve been very

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Do You Have a Mentor?

I have a brother who was a senior lawyer and managing partner at a Canadian law firm.  A few years before his retirement, he mentioned that he had a coach

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Leadership is About The Collective

After reading this article in the Globe and Mail this week, I was driven to post this video blog.  “Leadership… is about the collective. It’s about hiring and maintaining the

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Persuasive People are Likeable People

I read a great article today from our National Newspaper in Canada, The Globe and Mail. It was entitled “Want to be more persuasive?  Become more personable” by Merge Gupta-Sunderji.  

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4 Steps to Becoming More Resilient

(first published Aug 12, 2015) I recently heard a popular leader referred to as ‘tough as nails’.  She is famous for being in difficult situations and finding a way out

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RIP Bob Prentiss

Bob Prentiss passed away on September 14, 2020.   He was a leader in the BA community, a speaker at many of our conferences, and a recent influencer in the area

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Be the Best Version of Yourself

This interview was very special.  Bob Prentiss tells us the of his critical life lessons and explains why talking about them now is so important.     

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Championship Communications

Skip Weisman is a professional speaker, author and consultant specializing in team communications.  I sat down with him to pick his brain about the keys to great communicating.   He reviews

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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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