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Top 10 Posts from 2013

Nathan Magnuson

2013 featured a Leadership Profiles series and Powerful Questions series in addition to everyday leadership content. Here are the top 10 posts from 2013. This article was picked up by the Ziglar Newsletter and Personal Excellence Magazine.

Picasso and Project Management

Strategy Driven

So what does any of this have to do with Project Management? The common theme from the above is with projects themselves. Just like art, there are projects that have major impacts on society, like the Sistine Chapel (Pyramids, Moon landings, etc.). While other types of projects are more the paint by numbers type. Projects (and Project Managers) also have many different ways to reach the end goal. Projects are works of art and not scientific theory.

Project Management – What is Critical Chain?

Strategy Driven

Successful project managers know that the success of their project hinges on the development of a solid plan, the diverse consideration of integration challenges, and the right evaluation of resources. You just finished reading Project Management - What is Critical Chain? !

Project Management Best Practice 11 – Project Performance Executive Dashboards

Strategy Driven

Most managers would acknowledge that the use of efficient metrics is a key component to the successful planning, tracking, and execution of projects. Although the definition of those efficient metrics can be relatively easy when the project is small in schedule and resource size, the task can be much more challenging when considering the proper tracking metrics for a larger project. Relate Articles: Project Management Best Practice 3 – Line Management Project Ownership.

Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management

Strategy Driven

Emerging Trends in Project Management. Implementing project management soft skills into your projects will become increasingly important over the next several years; opening your mind to these emerging trends will open your door to new opportunities.

Five Ways Leaders Turns Doubters into Doers

Chart Your Course

Effective June 2013, all employees were required to work in the office. Your business is adding a new time-management system, which requires employees to log their hours on specific projects. This past February Yahoo!’s s fledgling CEO Marissa Mayer made her first misstep.

StrategyDriven Editorial Perspective – The Ugly Truth About Partisan Public Project Labor Agreements

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Public project labor agreements (PLAs) provide another hurdle, unless their employees choose to pay union dues. Bush’s prohibition on the requirement for project labor agreements on federal projects.

Four Steps to Improve Poor Performance

Chart Your Course

They are perpetually tardy or absent, or procrastinate and mismanage projects. Underperforming employees are not hard to find. They are cavalier about company rules, create conflict in the ranks or seem to do just enough to get by. They abuse the system.

The Rules of Retention

Chart Your Course

As a result, QuikTrip was expanding with new stores and larger projects during the recession, while other low-cost retailers were closing stores and announcing layoffs. Employee dissatisfaction is on the rise, especially among entry-level and mid-level employees.

Futren’s Strategies for Employee Retention

Chart Your Course

The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013. Businesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenges.

Education? Innovation? Do - Learn - Do - Learn

Mills Scofield

Victor’s Leap Year Project “Masters Program” is the wave of the future. My work with students and the building project made me curious about further education in business, design, and social impact. Aron Solomon introduced me to Victor Saad and that was all it took.

Chart Your Course - Untitled Article

Chart Your Course

The company manages Indian Hills Country Club and The Georgian Club in Marietta, and acquired Woodland Hills Golf Course in Cartersville in February 2013. Businesses in the hospitality and food and beverage industries face many challenge s.

Playing with Words: No More Buts!

Great Leadership By Dan

An example: “Mary, I love your idea to write a story for our newsletter on the team’s new R&D project. Guest post from regular Great Leadership contributor Rich Wellins: About a decade ago, I heard the words for the first time: “ I don’t necessarily disagree with you ”.

Complimentary Resource – Change Is Constant: PMBOK Guide 5th Edition

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The fifth edition of the PMBOK Guide® was released and once again the profession of project management moved forward. If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter.

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Complimentary Resource – Iteration Planning Guide

Strategy Driven

If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Iteration Planning Guide. by Rally Software.

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

reprinted with permission from DDI's Directions newsletter): Leadership is a craft. Guest post from DDI's Richard S. Wellins, Ph.D. So why do so few see it that. The 2011. documentary film Jiro Dreams of Sushi tells the story of an 85-year-old.

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The Best Books on Writing, NYC, Animals, and More: A Collaboration with the New York Public Library

First Friday Book Synopsis

” To read the complete article, check out others, and subscribe to her newsletter, please click here. * […]. Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by Maria Popova for her website, Brain Pickings, in which she shares a unique and exciting celebration of “timelessly wonderful reads in an elaborate diorama of papercraft book sculptures.”

How to Build a Great Team and Culture? 60 Pointers

QAspire

Formal and informal forums like water-cooler conversations, one-on-ones, all hands meetings, and internal newsletters are a great way to reinforce the message. Improvement & Development Leadership Leading People Leading Projects Team Building Culture Culture Building Management

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Perfectionism Hurts Productivity

CEO Blog

7 - attend seminars 8 - sign up for time management blogs and newsletters. It all started with a learning project This morning I was feeling Blogger guilt. That is what happens when a blogger does not feel they are posting often enough.

Risk Management Warning Flag 1 – Unadjusted Resourcing of Risk Monitoring Activities

Strategy Driven

Major projects typically add significant operational, financial, reputational, and regulatory risk to an organization’s overall risk profile. This project risk may by itself exceed the normal level of organizational risk leaders are accustomed to dealing with.

The Top 5 Ways Enterprise Social Collaboration Can Boost Organizational Productivity

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Ajay Kaul, managing partner at AgreeYa Solutions , brings over 25 years of experience in sales, staffing, and IT project management for clients throughout the world.

Complimentary Resource – Six Pitfalls of Workforce Planning

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Six Pitfalls of Workforce Planning. by SuccessFactors.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 7 of 7

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We at the Human Potential Project are not naïve dreamers who think the transition to this new way of working will happen on its own or overnight. Silent Killer #6: Modern Indentured Servitude. Today’s world is one of sharp contrasts.

The Big Picture of Business – Achieving the Best by Preparing for the Worst: Lessons Learned from High-Profile Crises, part 4 of 4

Strategy Driven

They can be turned from disasters into opportunities to project corporate strengths. If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Thinking Through the Strategies.

Leadership actions that are not an option for leaders.

Strategy Driven

Don’t focus on task or project completion. Rather, think what will happen AFTER the project is completed. If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter.

The Value of Vision Series – Shilpa Jain

Jesse Lyn Stoner Blog

The results are new solutions, improved projects, vital support networks, not to mention personal growth, lifelong friendships, beautiful partnerships, and a true experience of beloved community. SEEing the Change. Shilpa Jain. “Is Is vision over-sold and over-rated?

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 3 of 7

Strategy Driven

If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Silent Killer #2: Not Listening. To truly listen does not mean merely hearing or paying attention.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7c – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Inventory

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Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7a – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Overproduction

Strategy Driven

Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience.

StrategyDriven White Paper Advises Leaders on Preventing Catastrophic Industrial Accidents

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Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience.

20 Interesting Behaviors of Strategy Tourist

Strategy Driven

This gives you enough money to fund you pet projects or cut costs without any effort when you are forced to do so. Try to join as many steering committees as possible, but avoid taking on responsibility as a sponsor or project manager.

StrategyDriven Enterprises Partners with Xen Wireless to Form StrategyDriven Analytics, a Utility Industry Asset Management Blind Benchmarking Service

Strategy Driven

We have lead and participated in projects through all phases of the systems lifecycle from design to development to implementation and operations.

Tactical Execution Best Practice 7b – Are You Thinking Lean? The ‘Wastes’ of Execution: Transportation

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Greg Gaskey is a StrategyDriven Principal with over twenty years of nuclear plant operations, maintenance, and large-scale program and project management experience.

6 Silent Productivity and Profitability Pitfalls, part 5 of 7

Strategy Driven

If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Silent Killer #4: Worship of Information.

Blurred Lines: Setting Healthy Boundaries at Work

Strategy Driven

Be warned, toxic people don’t like boundaries because they want to shift responsibilities according to their mood or the project. Set a limit on the amount of time you spend beyond the hours needed to complete projects.

Tribal or Transformational? How to grow your startup when new business rolls in

Strategy Driven

Instead of building an entirely new tribe (like with AdKarma), we started building small groups within the old structure to champion important projects. Startup CEOs need to know how to act once they realize that a new revenue stream is growing faster than the original business concept.

The Big Picture of Business: Why a Company Would Improve? The Art of Learning From Failure to Get Better.

Strategy Driven

Attempting projects without the proper resources to do the job well. If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Success is just in front of our faces.

The Big Picture of Business: The Colonel and Me

Strategy Driven

One resulting project was ‘KFC Kalendar,’ an advertising campaign that showcased community events and public service announcements to diverse communities. Corporate cultures depend upon real-time conditions, projected outcomes and policies that promote steady growth.).

StrategyDriven Enterprises Extends its Advisory Services into the Healthcare Industry, Partners with Artower Advisory Services

Strategy Driven

Artower’s project teams work collaboratively across disciplines to deliver greater value through improved outcomes, integrated delivery, and lower cost.

Complimentary Resource – Are You Ready for Big Data?

Strategy Driven

The first weeks of 2013 were barely out of the gate when one industry analyst was already predicting that Big Data would be Time magazine’s 2013 “Person of the Year.” Are You Ready for Big Data? by Acquia, Inc.

Complimentary Resource – Communication Tools Your Business Can’t Live Without

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If you enjoyed this article, let us keep you up-to-date on other newly published insights by signing up for our complimentary StrategyDriven Newsletter. Relate Articles: Complimentary Resource – Emerging Trends in Project Management.

IT Organizations Built to Last

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Ajay Kaul, managing partner at AgreeYa Solutions , brings over 25 years of experience in sales, staffing, and IT project management for clients throughout the world.