Leadership

Your “Lessons Learned” Sessions are a Waste of Time

Your “Lessons Learned” Sessions are a Waste of...

A few years ago I sat down with a senior project manager to swap stories…
"In sickness and in health" does not apply here

"In sickness and in health" does not apply...

I found this fascinating: “Last year in the U.K., the Office for National Statistics reported…
What kind of guide are you?

What kind of guide are you?

Prague is a beautiful city. I charged out of the hotel moments after dropping my…
How to Say More than Thank You

How to Say More than Thank You

True story: At the end of a project I had spent more than year working…
Your Change is Off the Rails and You Don't Know It

Your Change is Off the Rails and You...

The meeting kicks off with a banner shouting the word congratulations in all caps. “We did…
Take The Idiosyncratic Road

Take The Idiosyncratic Road

Last week I recorded my first rap to acknowledge the completion of a major milestone…
When “work smarter” is a dumb idea

When “work smarter” is a dumb idea

Have you been here? … The boss: “Hey everyone, we’re excited to announce Project Phoenix! It…
Why you need to buy someone a coconut today

Why you need to buy someone a coconut...

Dreary. Boring. Incomprehensible. Inconvenient. Soul-sucking. Exasperating. These are just a few of the words that are…
Are You Setting Your Change Up for Failure?

Are You Setting Your Change Up for Failure?

Last week I posed a challenge to my colleagues on a change management discussion board:…
Don’t Blame the Culture, Blame Your Leadership

Don’t Blame the Culture, Blame Your Leadership

I work with many organizations that struggle with bad behavior and toxic elements in their…