Category: Project Management

Running multiple projects can be one of the most stressful jobs there is.  So how to make everyone on your team relax a bit?  Tell a joke. In today’s Personal Journal section of the WSJ, author Sue Shellenbarger writes about …

Project Management – over stressed, try a joke Read More »

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As fall approaches, all business should be starting to think about their strategic planning for 2014; some may have already done so.  Business planning involves looking at both the macro (big picture) and working your way to do the micro …

Strategic Planning – Macro to Micro Read More »

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Tuesday’s (8/6/13) article in the Marketplace section of the WSJ entitled Life in the Middle talks about how middle managers are pushed to do more with less.  In reading the article I had to wonder, what type of task management tool …

Middle Managers – Need Organization Too Read More »

Are you a dog or a cat when it comes to project management (PM) leadership style? This weekend’s (August 3-4, 2013) Wall Street Journal Declarations editorial by Peggy Noonan incorporates the difference in attitude between cats and dogs.  Simply stated, …

Project Management is going to the dogs …. Read More »

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Most managers complain about being tied down by a multitude of tasks. They spend their time and energy fighting fires or doing work that others could easily handle. We all fall in this bottomless hole where we scatter to the …

Focus Your Energy on Productive Work Read More »

Picked up on an article published 6/7/13 entitled 4 Productivity Tips To Help Small Business Owners Stay Focused.  The article talks about Serial monofocus, Limiting your Availability, Taming Competing Priorities and Time Wasters/Short Term Rewards. Even more important than these …

Helping Small Business Owners Stay Focused – Dashboard Read More »

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(to the tune of Master of the House from Les Miserables) Master of your biz Prospecting day and night Ready with a handshake And an open palm Listen to the client’s needs Offer a cost effective fix Customers appreciate a …

Master of Your House ! Read More »

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The front cover of this weekend’s Wall Street Journal Review section had a great article entitled Think Inside The Box and how it applies to innovation.  The article talks about five (5) different approaches to innovation that starts with something …

Think inside the box – W5 Templates fits this model Read More »

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How many emails do you have saved on your computer and do you know what to do with them? Holding on to old e-mails makes you feel like you have a past history of what’s happened, however following the “electronic …

Email hell – the great escape Read More »

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