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Who’s in Charge if You’ve Got an Emergency?

Emergencies can appear out of nowhere, even during a pandemic. One day you’re operating under the “new normal,” the next day a subject matter expert calls in sick or the program manager is dragged into a meeting just as a … Continue reading

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Returning from Holidays

I’ve touched on the challenges of returning from a vacation. Today I’ll take a few moments to help you prepare to get your brain back in the game after a holiday. The primary difference, obviously, is that everyone or nearly … Continue reading

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“Bring Me a Rock” Revisited

One of the most popular posts on this blog is my “Bring Me a Rock” anecdote. I don’t pretend to understand why this is so, but the internet is a fickle place. It’s been a while since I wrote the … Continue reading

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Reorganizations and You

One way large organizations can create confusion but also opportunities is when they reorganize their corporate structure. There may be multiple reasons for this sort of change, including: improving efficiency, reducing costs, or shore up performance in one particular area … Continue reading

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Handling Large Projects Remotely

I was asked to join a last-minute document push last week, and it was an interesting, in-the-moment case study of how to get a lot of work done by a lot of people in a remote-operation. Not everything went smoothly, … Continue reading

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