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 The power of partnerships is a simple concept that applies to many obvious examples, like business partnerships or marriage. It’s also a key concept that I find myself spending more time on in project management training because of the profound … Continue reading

 August makes me think of lots of things: hot summer days, lemonade stands, and one of the most popular topics in the media this time of year, the summer slide. I’m not talking about the summer slide like the one … Continue reading

 An acquaintance was talking a few days ago about a company function at which a functional group had been brought together for purposes of learning, bonding, and growing as professionals, presumably to benefit themselves and the organization. But when someone … Continue reading

 While teaching a recent Getting Real Results from Virtual Teams class, a student asked the question, “What does the end game look like?” How virtual will our work world become and what will that look like? The pendulum seems to … Continue reading

True or false: Only 7% of communication meaning comes from words. If you answered True, you would have a lot of company. Perhaps you would even go on to suggest that 38% of our message is through tone, and 55% … Continue reading

In project management, a good template can be invaluable in helping you organize your thoughts and communicate effectively. Watermark Learning has many templates for project management, as well as business analysis and business process management, all of which can be … Continue reading

Developing our new course, Getting Real Results from Virtual Teams, has me poring through resources and reflecting on my own experiences of working virtually. There are, of course, many types of virtual work environments and circumstances, just as there are … Continue reading

“We are scheduled to arrive 17 minutes early,” announced the pilot before takeoff on a recent flight. “Excellent,” I said to myself.  Then I got to wondering if it really was. In fact, I wasn’t sure quite what to make … Continue reading

The frustration of multitaskers was the topic of my last blog, in which I reminded readers of two things most of us already know: 1) Our brains really don’t allow us to mentally think about two things at once, and 2) … Continue reading

During the Q and A following my recent webinar, Offsite and On Board, most questions pertained to challenges around people multitasking during conference calls and online meetings. Evidence of people multitasking during virtual meetings includes the tap-tap-tap of keyboarding, silence … Continue reading