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CIO job rotation and commitment to IT value

Crossderry Blog

Great interview by Linda Tucci at (here) with Richard R. Rick” Roy, CIO at CUNA Mutual Group about his experiences as a line manager and how they've transformed his IT leadership approach. This passage on a shared sense


Dare to be YOUNIQUE

Anese Cavanaugh

This morning I had a friend of mine say “Thank you for being you…” My response? Thanks! I work hard at it!” Afterwards I started thinking about this – because that statement is a bit counter intuitive and counter cultural. Because it should be easy to just be me. It’s all I have to do. In fact, usually people would say “just be yourself – it’s easiest – you don’t have to be anyone else, just be you.” I agree. We can only be ourselves. We’re our best selves.

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Indian E-Learning Outsourcing Industry – Trends and Insights

Ravi Pratap Singh

Building your position

Lead on Purpose

I picked up the book The Sticking Point Solution: 9 Ways to Move Your Business From Stagnation to Stunning Growth In Tough Economic Times by Jay Abraham to give me something to read on a flight today. Given the book's title I wasn't

PM Quote of the Day — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Crossderry Blog

Everything a human being wants can be divided into four components: love, adventure, power and fame. Posted in Random Tagged: adventure, fame, Goethe, love, PM Quote of the Day, power

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More on stage gates and project reviews

Crossderry Blog

Not stage gate experts. Per an earlier post (here), it is important to ask how to ensure that stage gates — and project reviews for that matter — are relevant to the project at hand. It's pretty simple IMO

Tackling Problems – How big is your “O”?

You're Not the Boss of Me

In her blog post, The Problem with Problem Solving, Susan Mazza talks about the importance of identifying the real issue when problem solving. It is a very perceptive post and one that cites a clear example of how time and money can be

Be Honest with Your Members About Unreasonable Expectations

Managing Communities

We want people to be happy and we want to help people however we can. But, in doing so, you have to be careful not to set up unrealistic expectations. When a member expresses an expectation that is unrealistic, you need to be sure to set them straight. Respectfully, kindly, but honestly nonetheless. Moderation is often [.].


PM Quote of the Day — Benjamin Franklin

Crossderry Blog

If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write something worth reading or do things worth writing. Update: Who exactly is this Benjamin “Frankling“? Sorry for the typo… Posted in Random Tagged: Benjamin Franklin

The pleasures of post hoc reasoning

Crossderry Blog

Niall Ferguson had an excellent short column on the financial crisis in this past Sunday's The New York Times Magazine (here). I liked the piece, especially where Ferguson punctures some of the conventional wisdom about regulation vs

PM Quote of the Day — Albert Einstein

Crossderry Blog

The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits. Posted in Random Tagged: Albert Einstein, PM Quote of the Day

Heresy on Stage Gates

Crossderry Blog

Old school Q-Gate. Glen Alleman tells us why he doesn't like stage gates (here) and a number of readers respond in the comments. Per my comment, ”gates” (we call them Q-Gates) are pointless if they aren't closely tied to the status

PM Quote of the Day — Benjamin Franklin

Crossderry Blog

Nothing is more fatal to health than an over care of it. Posted in Random

PM Quote of the Day — Galileo Galilei

Crossderry Blog

I have never met a man so ignorant that I couldn't learn something from him. Posted in Random Tagged: Galileo, Galileo Galilei, ignorance, PM Quote of the Day

Explaining “Speed vs. Thoroughness” trade-offs

Crossderry Blog

I was asked recently about how to balance quick delivery vs. complete (or enough) scope. Unfortunately, my initial answer sounded lame even as I was explaining it… I later remembered a better example of how to aim for “quick-but-real

PM Quote of the Day — George Canning

Crossderry Blog

But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend! Posted in Communications, Random Tagged: candor, friendship, George Canning, PM Quote of the Day

“Managing Online Forums” Coverage Update: Slashdot, SXSW Interactive 2009 and More!

Managing Communities

In the past four months, since I posted my last book coverage update, I’ve been honored by all sorts of coverage for “Managing Online Forums&# and I wanted to take a moment to share the interest that has been shown in this period and thank those that were behind it. One of the biggest things to [.].