October 28, 2015

Are You Satisfied?

Not too long ago, I came across a Gallup report study from 2013 on the “State of the Global Workplace”, which discovered that an alarming number of employees around the world are psychologically disengaged from their jobs. According to Gallup, which surveyed people in 142 countries, “The bulk of employees worldwide — 63% — are […]

October 28, 2015

Halloween at the Office: 4 Situations That Can Scare a Project Manager

The dropping temperatures and rustling leaves have started to signal the true arrival of the fall season with Halloween trailing close behind.  Horror films, frightening costumes, and haunted attractions dominate the landscape, remaining a source of dread for the faint of heart.  And while there are enough seasonal scares roaming the streets and on television, […]

October 14, 2015

Trending Topics: Tech Tools in the PM Arsenal

Just a few decades ago, project management was a completely different ballgame.  A PM’s job was built upon the same concepts as it is today – completing a long-term assignment, empowering those around them, and minimizing risk while pushing the plan across the finish line – but only those foundational pillars remain constant. Rapid advances […]

September 30, 2015

Leadership Lessons from a Surprising Source

As almost everyone knows by now, the Pope came to visit Philadelphia this past weekend. If you’re from around the area you also know that for the last few weeks leading up to his visit it’s been all Pope news, all the time. The Mayor of Philadelphia was saying that he expected that over one […]

September 23, 2015

Staying Fresh: Battling to Leave Work at the Office

It’s 8:45pm and you’re following a tough day at the office by catching the end of your son or daughter’s practice.  Just before the final whistle is blown, your pocket vibrates with an email from the office well after the final employee has left the parking lot. A quick answer is not a big deal […]

September 2, 2015

Back to Class: Consulting for the Next Wave of Professionals

As the realities of fall begin to set in as August draws to a close, none are more impactful on daily routine than the beginning of a fresh academic year.  Last week, we took a look at how working parents are turning to consulting as an alternative to the day-to-day rigors brought on by a […]

August 26, 2015

It’s Time for a Change

It’s that time of year again. Anyone with kids knows exactly what I mean, and even if you don’t have kids you’re not free and clear of all the fun either. Just think about your commute in the next few weeks when all of the school buses are back on the roads! While those of […]

August 26, 2015

Professional Parent to Parent Professional

If you listen closely, you can hear the sound of class bells ringing, textbooks being dumped on the kitchen table, and the unmistakable hum of a school bus waiting for the kids at the stop.  With summer drawing to a close, the next nine months for working parents returns to the norm – a battle […]

August 19, 2015

The Summer Recharge: Making the Most of Your Vacation

With summer drawing to a close and school nearly back in session, many families are heading out for the last hurrah of seasonal freedom.  Whether it’s the beach, a family road trip, or a scenic tour overseas, working parents and students alike are making the final weeks of sunshine count before the fall routine is […]

August 12, 2015

Welcome to the Team: Consultants Making the Difference

No matter the level of experience within the realm of project management, you know the rigors of a long-term plan have enough peaks and valleys to wear out even the most committed individuals.  Project teams are composed of nearly every imaginable personality, ranging from the fiery Type A looking for a leading role to the […]

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