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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How To Stop a Work Culture of Harassment (Part 1 of 3)

This article was originally published on October 12, 2017, and has been updated. Odds are, you will never know there is a predator in your midst…I didn’t. One of my direct reports was a bully, and I completely missed what was going on. As a leader, it was my responsibility to create a work culture where employees felt they could come forward so harassment could be dealt with immediately. I felt awful, because the team he led was made up of some of my longest serving…

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Alerts, Rules and BLUF’ing – 3 Actions You Can Use To Save Gazillions!

When I was leading a large team inside a large organization, I could easily have been overwhelmed by 100’s of emails every day. 100’s! Emails from Bosses, Peers & Subordinates. Messages from stakeholders and partners. And then I was saved by my, now, good friend Hugh Culver. My boss brought in Hugh to speak with us about time management. I didn’t know Hugh at the time, and I was looking forward to another ‘time management seminar' like it was a root canal. Are You Spending 80%…

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