Is Your Organization a “Champion” or “Underperformer”?

How culture impacts project performance Alan Zucker has over 25 years of experience working in Fortune 100 companies leading projects and large organizations. He has delivered thousands of successful projects and managed major strategic initiatives. Zucker is also a Strategy Execution course instructor, with areas of expertise in project management, Agile transformation, and leadership. The […]

Engaging the Adaptive Mindset, Part I

What’s in a Mindset? Carol Dweck, Professor at Stanford University and author of Mindset, writes about two mindsets: a “fixed mindset, where you believe your qualities are carved in stone,” and a “growth mindset, where you believe that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate and build on through your efforts.” Most of us […]

Hear From the First Person to Become a Strategic Execution Professional

Recognizing the First Graduates of the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program Along with our partner, Duke Corporate Education, Strategy Execution is excited to announce and recognize the first set of graduates to successfully complete the Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP). Amanda Pinyan, Program Manager at Cisco, based in San Jose, California, officially became the first graduate after completing two […]

Head Back to Campus for #ASEPatDuke in September

Are you confident in your ability to deliver business value in our ever-changing, complex corporate world? Leaders today have to navigate between addressing strategic questions while also trying to lead highly effective teams in unstable and often distributed environments. You’ve heard us talk about these and other evolving challenges of getting work done today, and […]

What You Need to Know About Implementation of the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA)

The right training coupled with experience will help sustain the long-term federal project improvements identified in the PMIAA In late 2016, the federal government signed the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA) into law. At that time, we reviewed the legislation and discussed implications for the future. The Office of Management and Budget recently issued […]

Generating Value Through Purpose, Not Just Profit

The concept of organizational purpose demands that we redefine how to create and measure business value Although business value historically has been defined by a company’s profitability, value is beginning to be understood in new ways. Put simply, in order for a project to be worth pursuing, it needs to provide increased value to your […]

What can top federal government leaders do to improve performance today?

Why have federal government leaders always been overly challenged by workplace performance issues? There are many reasons, yet few solutions. Without the proper mechanisms and leadership in place to manage poor performance, agencies have and will continue to struggle to improve individual and organizational performance. However, sometimes the cure can be worse than the cold. […]