On Message and On Time

Recently a Wall Street Journal article (The Short Answer) on presidential candidate Marco Rubio had an closing line that struck me as the sound-bite for project managers. After focusing much of the video article on whether or not Rubio would rise to the bait and comment on Trump or any of Trump’s comments the commentator […]

Team Dynamics and the Beast Named ‘Good Intentions’

I’m an optimist. I often say that “Most people don’t get up in the morning with the express purpose of trying to ruin your day.” And I believe that it’s true. So how does it happen that so many times is is easy to feel like that is exactly what is happening – and it’s […]

A killer competency of leadership – listening

Recently I read a post tied to a video called “I am a Boxer”. It was particularly poignant because over the holiday weekend I had been told by two men what a feminist was. Both of these men were over a decade older than I am. And from where I am sitting I believe that […]

The power of quiet grace

It has always been my contention that the best leaders always remember that nothing happens without other people.  Sometimes it is hard to remember that the leaders must also take into account that they, too, are people. And at times it might be difficult for those who look up to leaders to remember that.  I […]

Cross-Cultural – Cross-Purposes

Cross-cultural communications is a hot topic for businesses for an interesting reason:  Businesses and the people in them are convinced that if they could just surmount the huge challenges offered in a cross-cultural environment they could make teams and strategies soar. Really? One of the major challenges of your personal and professional leadership is the […]

Self-control, forgiving, and truly assessing your leadership value

Are you always proud of the way that you’ve handled situations?  I confess, I’m not. And, as we go into a new year, it seemed appropriate to reflect on that simple confession. Every morning I awake with a goal of being a better person than I was.  And every day I disappoint myself a little. […]