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January, 2014


Your IT Project is Toast –
11 Early Indicators To Watch For

Today’s Tuesday Reading, “Your IT Project is Toast – 11 Early Indicators To Watch For”,  is a slide deck that I recently found in InfoWorld.  The author is Roger Grimes, contributing editor of the InfoWorld Test Center. The IT world and every other world, for that matter, is not immune to projects going down in flames.  Many times when projects […]

An Unexpected Path: How I became Chancellor

Today’s Tuesday Reading, “An Unexpected Path:  How I became Chancellor”, is an essay by Phyllis Wise, Chancellor of the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.  The essay was posted at Chancellor Wise thinks of herself more as a leader by accident than by design.  After completing her doctorate at the University of Michigan, her goal […]

Leadership Lessons from Martin Luther King, Jr.


After Action Reviews

Peter Senge has written that After Action Reviews (AAR), the subject of today’s Tuesday Reading, are “one of the most successful organizational learning methods yet devised.”   AARs were designed by the Army as a tool to be used after a project or major activity has been completed.  It allows employees and leaders to learn what […]

Opening Gifts

Today’s Tuesday Reading is “Opening Gifts.”  This essay’s author is Roger Schwarz, CEO of Roger Schwartz and Associates and it recently appeared in his blog. Schwarz begins by noting that we receive a lot of intangible gifts from those we work with.  They are often not always wrapped in lovely wrapping paper with beautiful bows.  […]