What It Takes To Be a Great Project Manager

Everyone on a job cherishes a fantastic project manager. They are able to balance strong, project-driven leadership with empathetic support for the team. These days, anyone can benefit by thinking like a project manager. Here are the characteristics that the best project managers possess. 1. They are natural born leaders. It doesn’t require much effort […]

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12 Years a Slave: Perspective is Everything

Is it possible to feel overwhelming empathy for an experience you’ve never had? 12 Years a Slave is the harrowing account of Solomon Northup, a free black man who was captured and sold into slavery in the 1840’s.  Solomon’s narrative ­— and the stories of those with whom he travels — unfolds through bravura performances, […]

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Flat Design vs. Skeuomorphism: Pros and Cons

The battle between Flat design and Skeuomorphism rages on. It started in the mid 2000’s when Microsoft brought in flat design with their Metro Design implementation. Apple had a major push to change their iOS7 and brought a lot of discussion about flat design in 2013. Apple didn’t completely do away with skeuomorphic icons, but […]

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Four Agreements in Project Management

The other day, I had a classic producer meltdown. As much as I pride myself on my pragmatism, this still happens every once in a while. Everything was going perfectly. The project plan was in place, the schedule was manageable, the resources were allotted, and our client and we were aligned. Then…things changed. Over the […]

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