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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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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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