Study Shows a 250 Percent ROI for Soft Skills Training

University of Michigan study: Soft skills training boosts productivity, retention As project roles continue to evolve, and an increasing number of organizations conduct business on all corners of the globe, it will become more important for people to communicate clearly, lead effectively, and adapt to ever-changing conditions. We often talk about the importance of building […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Evolution of Teamwork in Today’s Complex World

Exploring New Ways to Build Teams as an Adaptive Leader In today’s constantly changing business environment, organizations need adaptive leaders who can make quick decisions and adjustments when their team, business, or even industry calls for it. Understanding the big picture, like paying attention to what is shifting in your industry or beyond, is key […]

3 Ways Qualitative Data Can Help Project Leaders

Qualitative data: observations that can’t necessarily be measured or quantified. Qualitative data helps provide project leaders a more holistic view of a problem or issue at hand. While the ability to analyze hard data is an incredibly valuable skill for a leader, having a complete skill set that includes relational skills is becoming more necessary […]

Project Roles are Blending: Can Your Teams Adapt?

Organizations are Evolving and Require Adaptive Leaders In many of today’s organizations with traditional hierarchies, there is clear separation between job roles and departmental responsibilities. For companies that engage in project-based work, teams can count on having a business analyst, project manager, and other distinct roles as part of their organizational structure. But now, as […]