Year: 2015

I am good at setting boundaries between work and the rest of my life. I’m the sort of person who can take a company Blackberry on vacation, check it twice…

personal productivity

project management

management techniques project management

The way most organizations promote people into management is, to put it bluntly, terrible. New managers are selected on technical skill and maybe some vague concept of “leadership potential,” given…

management techniques

I should really call this post “How to Slip a Schedule without Making Everyone Hate You,” because slipping the schedule is the easy part: you just fail to deliver on…

project management

management techniques

technology

news and admin project management

In the introduction to last month’s Management Monthly newsletter, I wrote about the fact that my philosophy for both management and personal productivity (which I view as a “managing myself”…

management techniques

You’ve probably heard about the need to “manage up”-  but what does that really mean? To me, it means interacting with your supervisor and other managers up the chain in…

management techniques