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Authenticity In Leadership

In 2008 when the world was crashing, projects were dying, and budgets were drying up I started a WordPress blog under my own name.  The original intent was to connect and share observations and insights on project related work in the tech space and how readers could remain successful in such challenging times.  Since then, a lot has changed including my focus and it’s been obvious for some time that I needed to embrace Read more

About the Author

  Crowe Mead is a Seattle area business leader who is driven by a curiosity to discover new ways to improve operations, increase sales and deliver deep customer focused value. Driven by a relentless passion to help businesses define and achieve their goals, he has advised clients across a wide range of industries including Technology, Finance, Telecommunications, Training and Development, Retail, Non-Profits, and Professional Services. He deeply believes that organizations can experience tremendous success Read more

About This Site

"Character is your biggest competitive advantage”   Leaders craft the culture, performance and results of their organization every day. They have the ability to increase performance, product quality, employee satisfaction, and customer loyalty. All of this affects revenue. Unfortunately when we think of leadership we often think of leadership failures. i.e. What has taken place recently on Wall Street or in Washington, news of a company closing its doors or some latest scandal. In truth, leaders Read more

Implementing Innovation

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Innovation has been a hot topic for business leaders for several years but for too many people it can mean different things. I define innovation as the introduction of a new idea that forms a product, process or service. For organizations, innovation is the enabler of growth and is the stepping stone to new frontiers on the web, across the globe and in a variety of partnerships and relationships. But many organizations are overwhelmed with work and face a talent shortage in the key aspects of their business.
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Must Have Skills For Project Managers

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“Hey, Jerry,” I said as I saw him leaving a meeting. “What’s the status on our vendor’s first delivery for next Tuesday?”

“Oh, it will be fine.” he said. “They always deliver.”

“Have you reviewed the updated functional specs with them?”

“I haven’t had time to finish the document, but I talked about it with them over the phone. I’m sure if there were any issues they would have told me. I trust those guys.”

“Jerry, this is the first delivery for a year long project. If it isn’t up to par, you’ll spend the rest of the year scrambling to make it up. You’ll also spend that time trying to earn back our customer’s trust….. and mine.”

“ Don’t worry.” He replied. “If there was a problem I could smell it a mile away.”

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Project Management Professionals And The Hunt For PDUs

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A subject that never ends with Project Management Professionals is that of re-certification.  Continuing education in the form of seminars, formal training and online classes are all a part of becoming better leaders and managers.  Following are some down and dirty tips on keeping your certification active and assuring compliance.

 

Here is just an example of what I did:

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Authenticity In Leadership

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In 2008 when the world was crashing, projects were dying, and budgets were drying up I started a WordPress blog under my own name.  The original intent was to connect and share observations and insights on project related work in the tech space and how readers could remain successful in such challenging times.  Since then, a lot has changed including my focus and it’s been obvious for some time that I needed to embrace a new approach.  I’ve struggled with plagiarism from other sites (flattery, right?), a diverse audience whose needs weren’t always met and a limited message that didn’t always identify with my personal brand.

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About the Author

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About This Site

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“Character is your biggest competitive advantage”

Types Of Leadership

 

Leaders craft the culture, performance and results of their organization every day. They have the ability to increase performance, product quality, employee satisfaction, and customer loyalty. All of this affects revenue. Unfortunately when we think of leadership we often think of leadership failures. i.e. What has taken place recently on Wall Street or in Washington, news of a company closing its doors or some latest scandal. In truth, leaders often fall short of their goals.

This site focuses on a better path to leadership.

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