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You're Not the Boss of Me

upon a time, I worked with banking executives. They were all very good, smart people with a wide range of talents, skills and personalities. However, when faced with a problem that involved people this sentence always seemed to come up

Dare to Shift Your Mindset – Appreciate!

Anese Cavanaugh

Be Grateful. What do you have in your life right now that you are grateful for? What’s happening in your business, with your team, with your spouse, your kids? Did you take a shower today? Get a workout in? Eat a good meal? Do you have a business you care about deeply? Clients? Capture 5 things a day you are grateful for – FEEL the gratitude, express it, write it down.

Is the PMBOK Guide a standard if it is always changing.

Crossderry Blog

That's the question posed by James Brown (here). He points out that the PMBOK Guide 4th Edition no longer discusses the Triple Constraint — yes, I was shocked it was missing too! He wonders if the PMBOK Guide: …is not a standard if it

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Thinking Positive Yields Good News

Women's Leadership Exchange

You may laugh at "The Secret" but I don't. If you're a skeptic, you might want to reconsider.

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Guest Post: Watch Out for Flying Monkeys!

Lead on Purpose

Today's post comes from Jim Holland. Jim's passion is product management and product marketing. With over 20 years of technology industry experience, he has a fresh and current perspective in leading product management teams and has a

Dare to Grow – Invest in Yourself and Your Team!

Anese Cavanaugh

Develop yourself and your people – NOW. Now is the time to take advantage of some of the space you may have in your schedules and bandwidth to actually develop the people in your company. It may seem counterintuitive, but it can provide you with a stronger foundation so that when things pick up or more challenges arise, you’re all better armed for it.

PM Quote of the Day — Arnold Palmer

Crossderry Blog

The most rewarding things you do in life are often the ones that look like they cannot be done. Posted in Random Tagged: Arnold Palmer, Persistence, PM Quote of the Day

Elizabeth King: The Problem With Authenticity

Lead from Within

PART 1 of 4. The issue: We find ourselves in an age of personal branding and marketing, of relentless social media and networking, of the end of privacy and the promulgation of a self-crafted identity.

Preparing to win

Lead on Purpose

One of the most well known, yet least practiced principles of success is the need to prepare. Regardless of the pursuit, if you want to succeed and feel the thrill that comes from winning (however you define 'winning

Dare to Participate – Be a Team Player!

Anese Cavanaugh

Work with your team. Talk about what’s going on. Be open about it. Invite them into the conversation. Tell the truth (be aware of and response-able for your impact here.) Brainstorm solutions. Give them ownership for creating solutions that will help you move through challenges together. This is a tip from the complete article “ Dare to Stay Engaged with a Positive Mindset “ from Anese Leadership Tips

The SAP/Oracle Choice re: Integration

Crossderry Blog

With the release of SAP Business Suite 7, the debate about the SAP and Oracle integration strategies has heated up. Loraine Lawson at IT Business Edge (here) uses two posts by Ray Wang (here) and Dan Woods (here), to contrast the two

Guest Post on ProBlogger: “Enhance and Grow Your Online Community Through Appreciation”

Managing Communities

Over at ProBlogger, Darren Rowse was kind enough to allow me to provide a guest post that I titled “Enhance and Grow Your Online Community Through Appreciation.&# In the post, I discuss how simple acts of appreciation can have noteworthy impact on the growth of your community. Here’s the closing excerpt: Appreciation is a powerful thing. [.].

PM Quote of the Day — Jane Austen

Crossderry Blog

I cannot speak well enough to be unintelligible. Posted in Communications, Random Tagged: Jane Austen, PM Quote of the Day

PM Quote of the Day — Akio Morita

Crossderry Blog

If you go through life convinced that your way is always best, all the new ideas in the world will pass you by. Posted in Innovation Tagged: Akio Morita, interdependence, PM Quote of the Day

Deming and Project Management

Crossderry Blog

I liked this post (here) by Bob Tarne on how Deming's 14 points align with project management (especially agile). Our studies of Deming, Crosby, and Goldratt were among the most valuable parts of business school. While we're on Deming

Isn't a “disbenefit” really just a cost? « Crossderry Blog

Crossderry Blog

In a comment, Craig Brown at Better Projects asked me if disbenefits weren't simply costs. That was my first take as well, and disbenefits do indeed have costs (additional resources or forgone revenue

PM Quote of the Day — Frank Capra

Crossderry Blog

A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. Posted in PMO Tagged: Creativity, Frank Capra, PM Quote of the Day

Manager-Leader Gap in IT Strategy

Crossderry Blog

So who is the visionary in this bunch? A leader, a manager, and a business person? An illustration of the manager/leader gap discussed earlier (here) is drawn in this back-and-forth among Glenn Whitfield (here), Andrew Meyer (here

How do you judge character?

Crossderry Blog

I got an out of left field perspective during the Dalai Lama's visit to MIT this past week. He was asked about model leaders and. [h]e h]e singled out President George W. Bush for his straightforwardness, but stopped short on complimenting

PM Quote of the Day — Chinese Proverb

Crossderry Blog

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes; he who does not ask a question remains a fool forever. Posted in Random Tagged: asking questions, Chinese Proverb, PM Quote of the Day

PM Quote of the Day — WC Fields

Crossderry Blog

Attitude is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than what people do or say. It is more important than appearance, giftedness, or skill. Posted in Random Tagged: Attitude, PM Quote of the Day

Benefits vs. Disbenefits « Crossderry Blog

Crossderry Blog

As we build the value management components of the next generation of SAP methodologies, I've dug in to the program management standards of PMI and OGC. One of our first principles is to ensure alignment with industry standards

Promoting Your Forums Through Twitter

Managing Communities

When I wanted to look into the benefits of using Twitter to promote your forums, I did an account search, looking for words like forums, forum, boards, board, community, etc. The most followed account at the time, back in March, was the rkforums account, for the Raisingkids Forums. They are part of the UKfamily.co.uk network, [.].

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