Successful Projects Start with Good Discussions

How often does this ten-minute conversation happen ... Problem - DefinedSolution - TheorizedOwner - Identified Expectations - SetProject - Go! If we're talking about a small amount of effort - perfect; I'm a great fan of focused action in manageable amounts. The challenge often comes when the Problem - Defined part goes too quickly - people may assume a challenge easily identified is just as easily solved. Hopefully, the team can pause during the Solution - Theorized bit, and realize that this Problem could be bigger than…

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Opportunity within End-Of-Year Performance Reviews

I'm working this holiday week to get the majority of the written work completed for my 2013 Performance Reviews; I realize it's something that folks do not enjoy doing, but I see it as an incredibly important effort. I like to think my organization and I are doing a fairly good job of communicating on a regular basis, but the structure and the formality of the annual Review process ensures that we are "on the same page" regarding the critical…

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