Making 2018 Your Best Year Yet

The beautiful thing about a new year is that it gives us an excellent milestone for change.  Of course, there are always resolutions to make this the best year ever.  However, we will look beyond declarations.  This article presents a more intentional approach to improvement based on thoughtful consideration.  We are not just picking a popular trend and jumping on or an obvious, but broad, improvement. Careful Assessment The first step in planning our best year is to assess where we are. …

Coworker Turkeys, Hams, and Undesirables

It is the time of year where we eat a lot of turkey and ham as well as talking about being gracious to those around us.  Thus, it seems like a good time to look at ways to handle challenging coworkers.  I have worked with all types over the years and hope that the lessons I learned can help you in these situations.  Of course, these challenging coworkers are not all bad.  Many of them make coming to work entertaining. …

The Importance of Communicating Status and Plans

One of the best ways to control project success is to meet or exceed expectations.  One of the best ways to understand and impact expectations is through regular status and review.  Therefore, status reporting habits are an excellent way to improve the chances of success for your project. A Failure of Communicating Status I had an experience that has made me a firm believer in providing my clients with a weekly status.  In this case, the problem came from a …