Five Ways To Avoid Failure

“Let thy speech be better than silence, or be silent.” Dionysius of Halicarnassus, Greek historian and teacher of rhetoric¬† Let’s be real, for most of us it’s more comfortable to be in the audience than at the podium, clicking through PowerPoint slides and hoping you have cogent answers for the Q&A portion. For those of […]

The Love Or Money Equation: The Clash of Culture & Cash

“Don’t tell me what you value, show me your budget, and I’ll tell you what you value.” Joe Biden Peering into a budget will provide insight into an organization’s value system. A good litmus test for the true importance of initiatives and operations, is to measure the relative dollars apportioned. There are programs and functions […]

Work Hacks for Women

“Leaders are more powerful mentors when they learn, than when they teach.” Rosabeth Moss Kantor Unusually, last week I spent more time in the company of business women than I did men. The two primary stakeholders of a client are women, I had a business dinner with a fellow executive colleague, and I spent a […]

Five Tips to Eliminate the Prioritization Limitation

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe When in turn-around situations, helping struggling projects or IT department malaise,¬† common pain points include late delivery, poor quality, insufficient resources. And the common root cause is poor prioritization – too much is critical or important, […]