Management

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

As I mentioned in my last article, project management has become a critical skill for efficiently and effectively aligning valuable resources to achieve an organization’s important operational, strategic and sales projects. In this article, I’d like to address something that all three of these categories of projects have in common. They are all...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Here’s a quick quiz: Are projects in your organization getting done on time? Within budget? Are the customers of these projects satisfied? Are your employees enthusiastic about their involvement in projects? Do you even know how many projects are currently underway within your organization? If you answered “no” to any of these questions,...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

In my last article, I wrote about two of the common traps decision makers can fall into. In this article, I’d like to share two key questions that must be addressed when making a decision – who should make the decision and who should be in involved in the decision. The answer to the first question is pretty straightforward – generally it’s...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Stripped down to its essentials, business is about one thing: making decisions. Therefore, decision making is an important skill of leaders in all levels of an organization. It’s also one of the toughest and riskiest skills. It is a skill that can be sidetracked by a number of psychological traps that can undermine decisions. These traps can even...

The Center for Corporate and Professional Development

Change Management is more important than ever to ensure project success. Fifteen years ago twenty-five percent of major business change initiatives impacted less than fifty people and cost less than $100,000. Today, that same twenty-five percent impacts more than 5,000 people and costs more than $10M. This is a one hundred times increase in...