Managing Your Consulting Career

  I had lunch with a former client the other day. As we talked, I realized how different our careers had evolved. We both got our undergraduate and MBA degrees at the same universities. But he got a corporate job and I chose consulting. By looking at his LinkedIn profile – and his face – … Continue reading Managing Your Consulting Career

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The Secret Sauce of Project Management: Beyond Art and Science

Brian Williams became the NBC Nightly News anchor in December of 2004. In February of 2015, he was suspended for six months for incorrectly claiming that he had been in a helicopter that came under fire in 2003. The incident created a firestorm of debate regarding news reporters, their ability to tell the truth, and … Continue reading The Secret Sauce of Project Management: Beyond Art and Science

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Your Career as a Novel

 I was recently listening to a podcast in which a novelist was interviewed about her writing approach. She stated that she writes books backwards. She writes the climactic ending first. Then, she slowly writes back from that point to create the moments that lead up to that suspenseful ending. I thought it was an interesting […] Read more →

Consulting Communication Tips

Michelle bristled as she looked across the conference room table at Chris. The client presentation was going well. That wasn’t the issue. Chris sat across from Michelle staring into his phone, typing messages and smiling on occasion. Chris was in his first year of consulting. Michelle had spoken to him several times about using his … Continue reading Consulting Communication Tips

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Management By Criticism and Other Ways to Demotivate

I once worked for a manager that had very little positive to say. He criticized just about everything anyone ever did. The term “Good job” just wasn’t in his vernacular. I wrote it off as just an oddity. I was fortunate enough to move on in my career to work for some great managers who … Continue reading Management By Criticism and Other Ways to Demotivate

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