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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Words that Can't

Words cannot portray
what wisdom never created.

You can't write your way
out of a factual problem.

You can't talk your way
around a lapse in integrity.

You can't walk the talk
if it's just talk.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

The Second-Hardest Thing You'll Ever Attempt

The second-hardest thing you'll ever attempt to do is change the culture of an organization.

The hardest thing of all is to change your own behavior.

When you stop and think about it, (How often do we actually stop and think about anything at all?) this issue of deliberate change is at the root of every improvement effort. That covers Project Management, Change Management, process improvement, skills development, problem solving and all the rest.

If all of us would build in this perception as we "plan," we'd be more solidly based no matter what we might be seeking to accomplish. The implications are immense.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Good, the Bad & the Must-Have

I've joined the Project Manager Networking Group, and discovered some interesting thoughts on the discussion board.

One Project Manager started this discussion, and it's interesting that along the way the comment exchange got a little heated . . . sort of like a few moments in your typical Project.