Month: December 2010

Zombie Leadership

Zombie Leadership

I just had an hour long conversation with a colleague about leadership.  We both agreed when you’re working under the authority of a good or bad leader, you know it.  We also agreed that we would rather deal with a bad leader with a mission than have a complete absence of leadership. If you are working toward a goal,…

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Project Management Theater

Project Management Theater

After hearing public outcry over all of the “junk” grabbing going on at Transportation Security Agency (TSA) checkpoints, I heard the resurfacing of the term “Security Theater”.  I’m not certain if TSA “gets it”.  If you are going to take true action to help fix issues, you need to treat the cause and not a symptom.…

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One of My Resolutions

One of My Resolutions

When PM Bistro asked if I would write a blog post for them, I was happy to oblige.  You can read the original post here.  For a little background, I was asked to write about a particular work-related goal I have for 2011.  I actually have several (goal) resolutions for 2011.  I keep them on my…

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Servant-Leadership

Servant-Leadership

I have a very distinct leadership style.  Those who I work for will attest to this.  I’m not talking about superiors.  I’m talking about subordinates.   In order to help build a culture I am proud of, I uphold altruistic principles.  I am a servant-leader. Servant-leadership is a philosophy and practice of leadership, coined and defined by Robert…

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Procurement Zombies

Procurement Zombies

I just finished reviewing a 42 page Statement of Work (SOW), which at some point will become the basis of dozens of (if not more) proposals, which will result in the award of a contract.  If there was ever a time I would want to guard myself against zombie infiltration, the procurement cycle would be it.…

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Lead By Example

Lead By Example

I usually roll my eyes when I see those bumper stickers “My child is an Honor Student at BlaBla School”.  I get it.  This parent is proud of the academic achievements of their child.  So, forgive me as I’m going to jump on the bandwagon. I’m not excited that my son got an award at…

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