What Is the Point…

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Reading Time: 2 minutes… of this team meeting? — Is there a decision to be made, or an action to take? If you are “updating” the rest of us on the “status” of your project, will our work or the things we must do be changed by knowing this new, updated status? Is it to bring people together to forge deeper connections as …

Hillary Clinton’s Loss In Michigan And How Leadership Teams Fail

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Reading Time: 6 minutesOriginally posted at Forbes.com No shortage of digital ink has been spilled examining the causes and amplifying the outrages of Hillary Clinton’s shocking electoral loss to Donald Trump last month. But, for leaders interested in things other than politics, Edward-Isaac Dovere‘s piece for Politico —  “How Clinton Lost Michigan–and Blew the Election” — is the most interesting and insightful piece of journalism to come out …

The Wood Behind the Walls

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Reading Time: 4 minutesFor the past week I have been living in a Nyquil commercial, only without the peaceful night’s sleep at the end of the little cup of emerald syrup. I have been sick with a seasonal whatever, and missed a week of work (and blogging too) as a result. After the first couple of days, I paid a visit to my family …

Of Men and Mice

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Reading Time: 1 minuteYou finally land your first role as a project manager, and trapping mice is the name of the game. Which approach to take really depends on your objective: Impress your boss Catch mice Or, put another way: Something created Problem solved Focus on doing both and you’ll probably do neither. The question we have to ask ourselves is this: which …

How Sad

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Reading Time: 2 minutesAristotle taught that how we talk about things shapes how we think about them. Words matter, which is why the control of language itself was a centerpiece of Orwell’s 1984. It’s all well and good to be able to see many shades of red, but without a rich language that provides different names for them, what difference does it make? …