Taking Control of our Uncertainty

We’ve made it two weeks. Two weeks of COVID-19 quarantine with two small toddlers and two meeting-heavy careers that are not slowing down. First, we are thankful for our beautiful life, the opportunity to love our daughters deeply and to both continue working (and collecting two paychecks). Now that we have acknowledged that, we canContinue reading “Taking Control of our Uncertainty”

How to do Hard Things.

When talking about conquering hard things, I never understood the metaphor “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” The earliest citing for this phrase is from 1945 in a book called An Introduction to Industrial Statistics and Quality Control By Paul Peach. The job may be lengthy, but, in the words ofContinue reading “How to do Hard Things.”

Fast is not always Right.

A critical piece of information when setting goals at the beginning of a project is understanding the expectation of timeline. I hear more times than not a delivery date of “yesterday” or “as soon as possible” with the obligatory chuckle that comes with asking for something unreasonable. As a project manager, it is my jobContinue reading “Fast is not always Right.”

Two Eyes, Two Ears and One Mouth…for a reason.

Growing up, we had a lake house about 15 miles from our home where we would spend the entire summer. It wasn’t uncommon on any given day to have a dozen teenagers traipsing about riding jet skis, raiding my parents kitchen, or basking in the sun on the dock. In addition to my dad’s neverContinue reading “Two Eyes, Two Ears and One Mouth…for a reason.”

Cause the Effect

Question of the year for me: How do I establish a set of standards without stifling employee creativity or individual styles of management? Our company has several lines of business that each have a multitude of client engagements though all client leaders who run these engagements fall into my division. In addition, each client leaderContinue reading “Cause the Effect”

Learning Differently

In my various roles in life, I often find myself in a teaching scenario. From coaching my employees or explaining new tools or ways of working to clients or helping my daughters build a tower, the teacher hat is worn a lot these days. I enjoy wearing this hat. though I have come to theContinue reading “Learning Differently”