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  • Communal Literacy

    Communal Literacy

    Chances are that you know how to drive, but cannot fix the engine. Eighty-five years ago, however, the answer would have been different. Motoring enthusiasts back in the 1930's and 1940's had to know the basics of automotive repair and troubleshooting, as the "newfangled" cars often broke down, needed constant [More]

  • Intellectual Health Food

    Intellectual Health Food

    Where did you pick up your current attitude to learning? The quick answer is your friends, family, school, and work colleagues. Looking more widely, you probably were influenced by TV, movies, your favorite author, and the culture in general.  Too often, the biggest influencers are mindless TV shows, complaining friends [More]

  • Quantify your Impact

    Quantify your Impact

    For the best investors, each potential investment requires a prospectus or annual report. For the best business managers, each new initiative requires a business case. For the best project managers, each project requires a project charter. The purpose of these documents is to list the benefits, identify the costs, define [More]

  • One Phone Call

    One Phone Call

    If you could make one - and only one - phone call to improve your professional success, who would it be to? And what would you say? If you could arrange one - and only one - meeting, who would you call? And what would you say? Would the call [More]

  • Starting a job before you start

    Starting a job before you start

    When was the last time that you started a new project, role, or job?  Did you ever think about what you should do before you actually assumed your new responsibilities? While it may come as a surprise, what you do just beforehand will often have a great impact on your [More]

  • Who’s the Client?

    Who’s the Client?

    Were you ever at a restaurant when the service was really terrible? You probably promised yourself that you would not go back. And when the service was absolutely top-notch? You probably rewarded the waiter or waitress with a big tip. Either way, if you were asked about the restaurant, you [More]


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