Don’t give advice – tell a story instead

The story of giving advice I’ve written before about the pitfalls of giving advice. There are times, though, in which a situation warrants giving advice. So how do you do it without causing a problem? Controlling advice In a past life, I was managing a large program....

Goodbye certifications!

December 31, 2018 will mark the end of a significant part of my life. I will no longer be able to put the letters PMP behind my name. I also won’t be able to put PgMP, and PMI-ACP behind my name as well. (If you don’t know what those letters mean, look to the footer...

What’s your reason?

I often hear people refer to the high performer in an organization as being motivated. I also hear the opposite in which the person who’s most laid-back as unmotivated. Does labelling people in this way mean the highly motivated person is good, and the unmotivated...

Redefining what is easier

Have you ever sat quietly and listened to the world around you? I love sitting in nature and just enjoying the world around me. The sound of birds. The wind whistling through the tree tops. Perhaps the sound of a cricket chirping away in some unseen corner. Then,...