Measurable Soft Skills: Don’t get all mushy over soft skills!

Measurable Soft Skills: Don’t get all mushy over soft skills!

I wrote about this topic before and it is quite fashionable these days for business leaders, industry pundits, executive coaches, management consultants and generally anyone…

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Why tools, techniques and processes are the drug of choice for project managers

Why tools, techniques and processes are the drug of choice for project managers

The provocativeness of my title is influenced by one of Karl Marx’s most famous paraphrase that “religion… is the opium of the masses.”  But it…

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Whatsapp $19B deal implies "What Projects"?

Whatsapp $19B deal implies “What Projects”?

I think many of us are familiar with the recent $19B acquisition of Whatsapp by Facebook.  I do think it has much of the hallmarks…

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Escape from cubicle life: Career seminar for PMI-LA on April 5, 2014

Escape from cubicle life: Career seminar for PMI-LA on April 5, 2014

I’m excited to be facilitating a career seminar and workshop on what I feel is one of the most important topics of our times, which…

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#PMFlashBlog - Project Management Around the World - Los Angeles, California - USA

#PMFlashBlog – Project Management Around the World – Los Angeles, California – USA

I was honored to be invited to a 2nd round of flash blogging with my fellow PM bloggers, but the dunce that I am, I…

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The employment model in the US may be shattered beyond repair

The employment model in the US may be shattered beyond repair

This article from “The Economist” outlined some pretty troubling news.  It seems the employment model (full-time salaried employment with benefits) may be shattered beyond repair:…

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When schooling interferes with your education

When schooling interferes with your education

When the subject of educational institutions comes up, I have a tendency to get very passionate about it.  The reason for this is that I…

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Manage well, deliver anywhere: Building a cross-industry and project-based career platform

Manage well, deliver anywhere: Building a cross-industry and project-based career platform

You will always be in the spotlight when you are managing a project really well and conversely, when you are managing it disastrously.  It is…

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The generation gap in project management is not retro-chic!

The generation gap in project management is not retro-chic!

Retro-chic invokes nostalgia for a time when Britain and the United States were at the height of their powers which manifested themselves in the design,…

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Think AND act outside the box, then create a new box!

Think AND act outside the box, then create a new box!

When I look back at my youth, it is with a bit of nostalgia and sadness that I recall youth that passed away so quickly,…

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