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5 Things I Wish All Outsourcers Understood

February 16, 2015

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When you list “outsourcing” on your Linked In profile, go to conferences and trade shows, and generally network within your industry, a lot of potential outsourcing partners will approach you with a pitch on how their service will change your life. As a result, you appreciate and do business with the companies that seem to […]

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A Few Favorite Management Books

January 7, 2014

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Bookshelf mural made of ceramic tile

I have been reading William Ury’s The Power of a Positive No and enjoying it a lot. I plan on writing a full review once I am finished reading it. I think it is one of those few books that will leave a last impression on me, which inspired me to put together this gallery of […]

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What’s Up With Pie Charts?

November 15, 2013

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Reaction to pie charts

Managers love pie charts. Unfortunately, my initiation to the Dark Side did not include the Handbook of the Art of Pie Charts. When I see a pie chart in a presentation I usually wonder “What’s up with this pie chart?” or “What is this really trying to tell me?” It usually flashes up on the […]

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[Reblog] Yes, It’s Legal… (Ask A Manager)

November 14, 2013

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Wednesday was a very long day, not leaving me much time or energy to write. So today’s post is a reblog of a funny – and educational – post from Ask A Manager from a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been following Alison Green’s blog for several years now and really enjoy and value her […]

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Leaders Don’t Need Titles

November 1, 2013

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Mark Sanborn speaking at a conference

Last weekend, I participated in the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in New Orleans, where over 1000 volunteer leaders from Chapters and Communities of Practice had the privilege of hearing Mark Sanborn’s closing keynote: You Don’t Need A Title To Be A Leader. Mark started off his presentation with a quiz of five simple trick questions. […]

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Leadership Isn’t For Cowards

October 28, 2013

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Mike Staver on a conference screen

This past week I had the honour of participating in the PMI Leadership Institute Meeting in New Orleans. It is a gathering of Chapter and Community of Practice volunteer leaders to grow their skills, network, work with the PMI on initiatives and plan next year’s events for our Chapters/Communities. We were fortunate to have Mike […]

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