To Be A Great Leader Sometimes We Need To Shut Up And Listen

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Ever notice how people in leadership positions seem to have diarrhea of the mouth? How they tend to corner you and talk and talk and talk? All you need is a quick answer, but you don’t dare ask for fear of being trapped in a long one-way dialogue? Perhaps people who love to talk are … Read More

Out with command and control, in with servant leadership

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Have you ever seen an old war film where POWs are trapped inside a concentration camp and one lone leader emerges to usher everyone in the hut onto a team and ultimately to escape? After the obligatory battles and moments of tension, of course. Why is it that the POWs are not loyal to the … Read More

Role, Function, and Purpose. Not the same things.

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You may feel like you’re headed back to English class, but let’s take a minute and discuss the semantics behind Role, Function, and Purpose as words themselves. They are individual words within the English language that often get used interchangeably when in fact, each word has not only it’s own meaning, but it’s own usage … Read More

Unruly meeting, Disciplined Response

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Not all project management meetings go the way you plan. In the “Perfect Project Management World” we all hope to have, students that participate in the Scrum, CST, PM, or other training courses we offer are organized, well behaved, disciplined professionals looking to better themselves and their career. However, the world is not perfect, and … Read More

The Power of Forethought

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Instead of getting lost in “who’s right” and “who’s wrong”, they exchanged probably three sentences before moving together in concrete action towards a mutual goal.