Don't Do It All

I'm one of those individuals who have a hard time delegating. It isn't so much that I think I can do it better than anyone else.  It's more that I seem to lack the time - at least in my own head - to adequately explain what needs to be done so I end up doing it myself. But I think I'm finally gettin... [More]

Characteristics of a Good Project Leader

It’s doubtful that many of us have worked for just one manager during our professional careers. In fact, you’ve probably worked for 5-10 different managers, possibly more. Many were probably forgettable, one or more may have been horrible. But there were probably one or two that really stood out for... [More]

The Right Way to Start the Project

How we start a new project engagement can sometimes set its course for either success or failure. It's a hard concept to grasp that how we kickoff a project now can actually have that much impact later on, but it can. Take heed and don't take the beginning phases of the project lightly - they may no... [More]

Those Were Your Exact Words

It's not difficult to ensure that everyone is on the same page. It just requires consistent behavior. Communicate as clearly as possible, ask the right questions to ensure proper understanding, and then keep checking periodically on task progress to ensure that the resource is on the right track and all directives were clearly understood. [More]