Leadership & Career

5 signs your project may be in trouble

5 signs your project may be in trouble

You’ve got a project underway, but something just seems…off. You’ve got all the elements – project plan, roadmap, resources – but it’s not progressing the way you thought it would, and you can’t really say if it’ll be delivered as planned. You think you need help, but you’re not certain where to begin or if …

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Product Owner – The forgotten Scrum role

Sure, everyone wants to be a Scrum Master. It’s easily the most recognizable Agile role. Even people unfamiliar with Agile have heard of it. I mean, “Master”…right? But what about the Scrum Product Owner? Scrum Pr… what? I had the opportunity to become a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) by attending Angela Druckman’s …

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Linked together: What LinkedIn’s future means for its users

When someone throws $26.2 billion in cash on the table, you don’t think to just walk away. Neither did LinkedIn in its most recent acquisition from Microsoft. While many analysts have opened up on how this will grow LinkedIn’s business and solidify its future as the Facebook for enterprise social networking, few are talking about …

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Leadership hand-off: Exploring Gen X’s management

You may know them for their trademark entrepreneurial spirit and inspiring work-life balance. Generation X holds some of today’s great business minds, such as Tesla’s Elon Musk, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and Google’s Larry Page. But largely they are overshadowed by last of the Baby Boomers or fear being surpassed by overly eager Millennials. However, there’s …

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How to keep your talent from going ‘independent’

A freelancer or freelance worker is a term commonly used for a person who is self-employed and not necessarily committed to a particular employer long-term. Sound like anyone you know? Or perhaps that defines you? An article in Fast Company magazine reported some intriguing numbers: “As of May 2015, 15.5 million people in the U.S. were self-employed, according to the Bureau of Labor …

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7 business lessons from a modern Super Bowl team

Businesses and Super Bowl teams have a lot in common. The Super Bowl’s broad appeal and unprecedented profitability holds valuable insights for every businessperson. When you watched the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos, what did you learn from the game? 1 – Script your plays ahead of time. Having a well-planned and practiced plan of …

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5 new year’s resolutions for managing your team effectively

We have all worked for great managers and not-so-great managers. We also have all worked on great teams and not-so-great teams. So many factors go into what makes a manager and/or a team great or not-so-great. With the new year upon us, it’s an excellent time to look at your management style and your team …

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