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Project Management Skills

Project management requires various skills to excel at. We will discuss some of the crucial ones here. Some of these you may be lacking in, but with a little work you can sharpen your skills. Communication The skill of communication is used by nearly everyone on the planet daily. Managing a project to meet tight […]

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Leading Technical Meetings

Working in information technology for many years I have been part of more meetings than I would like to count. Some very effective and many others that were not. Technical meetings are very similar to regular business meetings with a slight difference. Technology people think most decisions are technical decisions, but we will learn more […]

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Moving into Management

  “Management is efficiency in climbing the ladder of success; leadership determines whether the ladder is leaning against the right wall.” — Stephen R. Covey Not everyone wants to lead and manage a team. I remember talking to a co-worker about his management experience. Let’s call him Greg, he was working on a team with […]

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How to assess technical talent

Assessing technical talent can be real difficult to do. Some people focus on just a few technical skills. Some companies will have many people interview them. Without a good system in place you are leaving a big decision to chance. I recommend organizations look at three areas to determine whether a technical candidate is a […]

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Reinventing Organizations

Reinventing Organizations

In the new book called Reinventing Organizations by Belgian consultant Frederic Laloux, he explains a framework that classifies how groups have been managed and led.  Each level is labeled with a color and described in the form of groups that practice this style of leadership paradigm. They each have their own unique characteristics and ideas. […]

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Building a Culture for High Performance Teams

   A great person attracts great people and knows how to hold them together. —Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe Pollyana Pixton is quite a speaker to see.  I saw her earlier this year at the Des Moines Agile Day.  She gives you the straight truth and she has an amazing background that will blow you away. […]

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Leaders Eat Last

Leaders Eat Last

Imagine a world where almost everyone wakes up inspired to go to work, feels trusted and valued during the day, then returns home feeling fulfilled. – from Leaders Eat Last In Leaders Eat Last Simon Sinek details the importance of leaders being focused on their employees.  The title is referring to a practice in the […]

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