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Posted in: Leadership

When Cultures Clash; Written by Phil Ventresca, M.B.A.

When Cultures Clash Written by Phil Ventresca, M.B.A.   Global organizations, multi-nationals and domestic alike, all share a common thread;…

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Posted in: Industry Happenings

Take Care of the Back Office; Written by: David Wallis

Take Care of the Back Office Every now and again I get a timely reminder that the external image of…

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No Gain Without Pain; Written by: David Wallis

I was fortunate to listen to a number of the Webcasts from the Credit Suisse Industrials Conference this week and…

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I Want to be Like Chris: Living an Inspired Life; Written by David Wallis

Not that remarkable because I know a lot of people called Chris. However this particular one is Chris Hadfield, the…

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Posted in: Project Management Tips

Key Stakeholders and Two-Way Expectations; Written by: Tom Flynn, P.E., PMP

We recently had a bit of a tense project meeting with a “high energy” client resource (let’s call him Mike)….

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Connecting processes, systems, data and your car! Written by Gregory Shumaker

In my thirty plus years in management and system integration consulting, I’ve found the use of car analogies can aid…

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Posted in: Project Management Tips

Project Manager and Technical Resource; by Tom Flynn, P.E., PMP

Lately, I have been working on assignments where resources are difficult to secure and as a result, many project managers…

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Minimally Invasive Process Improvement; written by: Phil Ventresca, M.B.A.

Process, according to Webster, is defined as a natural phenomenon marked by gradual changes that lead toward a particular result:…

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Posted in: The Interpersonal Coach

Why Meditate? Written by: Barbara Schwartz Cornell

We hear about meditation all the time. Actor Richard Gere is a famous meditator. Oprah went to visit with a…

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