Project Manager Point of View

Thanks to Kendall Lott for producing a great series of podcasts titled, “Project Manager Point of View (PM-POV).” Thanks to PMIWDC for hosting them. Thanks to Michael Hannan for introducing me to Kendall and the podcasts. If you’re looking for thought-provoking, brilliantly produced, quick podcasts to get your creative project manager ideas flowing, check out […]

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Now is the time to connect with the information you want.  Stop waiting for the information to find you.  Here are some ideas to get you started: Subscribe to the leading magazine covering a topic you’re curious about. Write to a blogger or an author that you’ve always wanted to ask a question. Ask a friend

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Permission to Recommend

One of my key learning takeaways from yesterday’s meeting with Dr. Edgar Schein is that all change agents must be disciplined enough to wait until they have permission from the other person, who Schein call the client, before you offer your recommendations. Help without permission isn’t help.  It’s…abuse might be too strong a word…relationship wear…it

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Wednesday I said goodbye to Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility (PSNS & IMF). As is tradition, I sent a farewell email.  Here’s what it said: Friends – Thank you for 13 wonderful years.  You’ve challenge me, encouraged me, and made me a better person.  I’m enriched for knowing each of you, whether

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Too Generic

In an attempt to keep change efforts relevant to large numbers of people, we keep the language generic and accessible.  The problem with this approach is that some changes call for specific language with specific meanings in order to make sense of what is really happening. You wouldn’t troubleshoot a complex electrical system by referring

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Two Minds of High Order

For those of you who love a great conversation with a good friend with a keen mind, here’s an excerpt from William James’ The Principles of Psychology (1904): When two minds of a high order, interested in kindred subjects, come together, their conversation is chiefly remarkable for the summariness of its allusions and the rapidity

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