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Posted by on Mar 19, 2020

Remaining Productive During the Pandemic

Remaining Productive During the Pandemic

It seems every American is impacted by the rapid spread of this novel virus. The White House and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have issued guidance for slowing the spread of COVID-19 but, what can we do to minimize the disruption it has caused? Let’s explore some practical ways we can keep things moving […]

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Posted by on Mar 5, 2020

The Bearer of Bad News in Project and Program Management and Beyond

The Bearer of Bad News in Project and Program Management and Beyond

According to the PMI 2020 Pulse of the Profession, the focus in the field of project and program management is leaders — leaders who can pivot quickly when their plan isn’t working, who understand how to apply emerging technologies, and who have exceptional interpersonal skills to communicate and motivate their teams effectively. All three of […]

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Posted by on Feb 7, 2020

The Growing Importance of Soft Skills in Government

The Growing Importance of Soft Skills in Government

When it comes to having a dynamic workforce, it is essential to hire employees who possess well-refined soft skills. Soft skills characterize how a person relates to others and are a vital part of any high-performing organization. These interpersonal skills and personal attributes are acquired over time through mentorship, training, and coaching. RequirementsWith recent guidance […]

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Posted by on Jan 16, 2020

Diversity is Essential for Growth and Opportunity

Diversity is Essential for Growth and Opportunity

On the third Monday of January, we are called on to remember civil rights activist and Baptist minister, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and reflect upon how, in a mere 39 years, his presence changed the world forever. His passion for equality, diversity, and education continues to resonate among us. Even in a divided America, […]

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Posted by on Jan 9, 2020

Many Problems are Actually Opportunities in Disguise

Many Problems are Actually Opportunities in Disguise

For most people, the recent earthquake in Puerto Rico can only be characterized as tragic. However, many other problems present opportunities for organizations to streamline processes, increase quality, or improve outcomes. In any problematic situation, an achievement of a goal is obstructed by a barrier of some kind. And, in most cases, the best solution […]

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Posted by on Dec 23, 2019

Coaching Skill for Everyday Use — Make a Clear Request

Coaching Skill for Everyday Use — Make a Clear Request

Throughout my career as a coach, facilitator, and consultant, I have often found myself asking people to clarify what they are requesting, from whom, and by when. In most cases, these conversations begin with a concern, challenge, or problem. I’ve discovered that shifting the focus from problem to solution is quite powerful. The first step […]

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