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I start every year by writing two lists of goals: one for my work and one for the rest of my life. I am a list maker, so it isn’t…

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I like to say that we should manage the work, and mentor the people. But I have to admit, my knowledge of how to manage the work is much stronger…

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I’ve been absent here for longer than I usually am. I won’t lie. I’m struggling to figure out what I should do in a country that just elected Trump president.…

Read More Working through the Maelstrom

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I have been managing distributed¬†teams for as long as I have been a manager. This has probably had a profound effect on how I manage overall. It is probably also…

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I am a process geek. I love working out how to make a process more efficient. However, sometimes working on your process is the wrong thing to do. Sometimes, you…

Read More Policy and Process

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In my last post, I wrote about the first thing I do when I take on a new project as the project manager (or whatever that particular organization calls “the…

Read More Get Ready, Get Set….

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I’m in the early stages of a new project. This provides me with an excellent opportunity to pay closer attention to what I’m doing and why… and then write about…

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