I meet busy people all the time. They’re the people who run from meeting to meeting. They’re usually running late. They start a to-do list, but they usually don’t finish writing out all of their tasks. They’re too busy attending to one emergency after another. People like this are in a constant mode of keeping … Continue reading 10 Ways to Have More Efficient Days →
I managed a project once where we were implementing a system for several clients. We visited one of the clients where I met with their team, including my counterpart project manager. He seemed like a nice enough guy and we agreed that we would do our best to communicate and work together. Once the meetings … Continue reading How Checklist Project Management Can Make Your Project Fail →
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When I was a college senior interviewing with top consulting firms, I had two problems. Information about how to interview wasn’t readily available and I wasn’t ambitious enough to seek out what was there. I went into most of my interviews cold, just planning to be myself. And I failed miserably. While I encourage people … Continue reading 5 Tips for Consulting Interviews →
I once knew an executive to which many people attributed the “genius” title. She was very smart. She had come up with an excellent approach to solving a problem. It was simple. It was inexpensive to implement. Most of all, it was very effective. When people adopted the approach, it worked with unbelievable success. She … Continue reading The Secret Behind Why Your Genius Idea Isn’t Adopted →
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In my twenty years of consulting, I’ve seen many consultants come and go. Some decide that it’s not for them. For others, the decision is made for them. A client may kick the consultant off the project, or the firm may remove them as a form of damage control. Every consultant struggles to some degree … Continue reading 7 Reasons Young Consultants Fail →
The project manager’s role is often misunderstood. They do a lot of heads-down paperwork. When they do talk, they are asking questions rather than adding valuable information to the discussion. Some people think it is an easy profession. This is based on many myths of project management. Here, I will discuss five of the most … Continue reading 5 Myths of Project Management →