What Is a Red Team Exercise & Why Should You Conduct One?

The most enduring leadership lesson I ever learned was a military adage that says: "Your plan is only good until first contact with the enemy. And the enemy's job is to stop your."  In military training, friendly forces are called the 'Blue Team,' while enemy forces are considered the 'Red Team.' The Red Team's job is to stop the Blue Team's plan. Read more about planning Red Teaming Recently a simulated battle took place at the U.S. Marine Corps training Centre at Twentynine Palms, California. The…

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4 Risks That Will Sink Your Change Management Plan – And  What To Do About Them

Whether you are hiring a new leader, implementing a new hybrid workplace model, merging, or executing a new strategy, managing change is critical to the success of any organization. Read why hiring a new leader is ‘Change Management In my experience, leaders spend too much time communicating the vision and the benefits of the change and not enough time talking about the ‘how’. I have worked with dozens of clients to help identify the risks and craft a strategy to address them – to arrive at…

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7 Career Saving Questions to Ask Before You Start a New Project

Want your project to fail? Just sit back and just let things happen. But I'm going to guess you care about this project. And not only about your project, but its people, and your career. That means it's time to sit down with your boss or client (and yourself) and ask some direct questions about what the heck is going on—before you start a new project. For each of these questions, don't shy away from being direct. Often, it's the questions we're most reluctant to ask…

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