A few years ago, I watched a video about Walmart's company strategies. No matter what you think of it, Walmart is thriving. (I don't shop there. I didn't appreciate the bait-and-switch from 'Made in America' goods.) As supervisors (or parents!), we can learn from this retail giant in this business area: Remarkable communication Clear communication is the … [Read more...] about Project communication = everything
Did you hear the one about the super-duper-best-thing-since-whatever aircraft? And the super-duper idea of outsourcing almost. everything. to. contractors? Oh, yeah. Good plan. Not. It’s called the Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Ads tell us it has – among other amenities – the largest windows of any jet and a great ride that leaves you feeling more refreshed … [Read more...] about Risk management disaster: DON’T follow the ‘Dreamliner’ example!
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!)
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