3 Reasons Your Team Misses Their Deadlines & What to Do About It

The author, Douglas Adams once said … “I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.” According to a 2018 PMI (Project Management Institute) report, roughly 48% of projects don’t finish on schedule.   Imagine, nearly half of all project deadlines are missed, resulting in increased costs, unhappy customers and ruins reputations and careers.   What to do? Here are three reasons deadlines are missed and what you can do to keep things or track: 1. Optimistic Planning Creates Unachievable Timelines…

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Manage Competing Priorities!

Do you have a million things to do that each seem as important as the next?   These are called competing priorities, and they can get in the way of your success if they aren’t managed appropriately. In a survey of my blog readers, competing priorities were identified as a leading cause of distraction. There are cartloads of theories that explain how to develop, communicate, and make decisions based on priorities.  But... I have a very simple piece of advice for you. If what you’re working on…

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Six Tips to Partner With Your Boss

This article was originally published on May 17, 2018, and has been updated. How many times have you heard the terms “managing your boss” or “managing up?” I don’t know who decided this would make your life easier, and there are plenty of reasons “managing your boss” isn’t the right way to go. As someone who has been the boss, I find it quite disrespectful. Regardless of your relationship with them, there is a huge power differential tilting towards your boss. Most employees don’t realize the…

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