Quick note: this post was written and recorded before the company name change. Hey there! For the past few weeks, I've been 'stuck in' (as my Aussie buddies say) with difficult projects. I needed a break. Good timing. A friend sent me the perfect grin maker right when I needed it. I'm thinkin' maybe you could use a kick-back-and-smile moment, … [Read more...] about Fun examples of c-r-a-z-y English!
Quick note: this post was written and recorded before the company name change. Got ya thinkin' there, didn't I? I know you have one ... ... a scope creep worst-workday-ever disaster story. Maybe the one where a bunch of "Could you just...?" add-ons beckoned. And (being the nice, accommodating person you are) you listened. You found yourself out on a … [Read more...] about What’s YOUR nasty scope creep story?
As business owners, we must wrangle our long-term goals and guide them safely into the corral if we want to succeed. Howzabout (I sometimes make up words) this as our example? Strategically expanding deep sea exploration while throwing in the RMS Titanic for good measure. Oh, yeah. The ultimate. And a wwhhoollee different direction than you figured from … [Read more...] about ‘Titanic’ lessons on strategic management (and it’s not what you think!)
In my 5 Steps to 'Non-Overwhelm' post, I promised to address two additional ways to keep our companies – and lives – on track: 6. Shutting the business down each week (Gasp!) 7. Wrangling our paperwork (Yay!) Today, let's learn this valuable-though-somewhat-painful lesson: The world can get along without us for a while. Step 6: "Shut it down!" If we are … [Read more...] about 6th Step to ‘Non-Overwhelm’: “Shut it down!”
As a trained project manager, I've been tippy tapping away to create a post about using our leadership skills to run our companies. Real-world ... not platitudes we've memorized for exhausting exams. It was taking shape. Great info to share, 'cause I've seen excellent – and horrible – project management and leadership up close. I have experience as a … [Read more...] about A real-world inside look at NASA: the ultimate in project leadership
Don't you think we need a break from the intensive January and February posts? Yeah, I agree. Here ya go. I don't often jump on my writing rebel soapbox (not here, anyway 8-) ). But, today is different. 'Cause this is creepy. Invasion of the Body Snatchers weird. A mini rant At the risk of angering the Google ranking gods, this post is … [Read more...] about “Who kidnapped these two words?!”