Why I teach

Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.’

Benjamin Franklin

The first assignment I give the participants in my Project Management course is to tell me why they are taking the course and what they expect to get from it…

Without Action it’s Just Potential

Brett Jordan

Throughout my life I have come across some incredibly smart people. In fact, many would call them brilliant. Yet, in many instances, they had done little and accomplished almost nothing. This is very true and equally, very sad.

The problem was that while having incredible…

“A friend is one who overlooks your broken fence and admires the flowers in your garden.” “A good friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” “There is nothing I would not do for those who are really my friends.” …

Difficult Clients

We all have at one time or another dealt with a difficult person. It could be someone close to us or someone for whatever reason we just did not get along with.

We never quite understand why that person wants to be difficult. We think we are a nice person…

Both Art and Science

This article was originally published in the Design 2 Part magazine — October 15, 2012

I have been involved in projects for most of my working career.

As a college undergraduate, I found out about Industrial Engineering. …

“Being a family means you are a part of something very wonderful. It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life.” Lisa Weed

Tyler Nix — Unsplash

I was always ambitious in my professional career. While I was doing my current job, I was also looking at the…

Taking Care of Employees

Remember how you once felt that your boss and your company were not looking out for you?

Matthew Henry from Unsplash

The pay was ok, but the raises were miniscule and the benefits were so-so. You worked hard and put in extra hours, but got scant if any praise for your efforts. And you…

I just saw one of the largest purges in professional sports. The Chicago Cubs traded many of their highest paid players who were on a terrible losing streak and plummeting towards last place in their division.

I was sad to see these players go. Some were instrumental in winning the…

Peter H Christian

Peter played a key role in the 700% growth of Crayola over 17 years. His first book, “What About the Vermin Problem?” is now an Amazon bestseller.

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