The Top 10 Adaptive Leadership Trends for 2018

We’re excited to announce the release of our Top 10 Adaptive Leadership Trends for 2018. This year’s trends reflect project management’s continued evolution into a blended discipline, incorporating new adaptive approaches and skill sets. While new technology has enabled greater interconnectedness and efficiency, it has also changed the way and speed of doing business. We’re […]

Part I: 6 Essential Ingredients for High-Performance Project Teams

In recent times, organizational structure has evolved from traditional hierarchies into flatter and more cross-functional teams. As a result, a new class of talent has emerged that requires a new approach to people management. Effective teams represent one of the most powerful mechanisms for achieving significant results in organizations today. Thus, developing high-performance teams has […]

Agile: The Sixth Sense

By: Bill Donnelly | Director, SLG & EI Government Markets | Strategy Execution I was flipping the remote and stumbled upon one of my favorite movies; The Sixth Sense. The key point in the movie which I assume requires no spoiler alert; is when the child Cole, explains to Bruce Willis’ character that “I see […]

Webinar Recap: Negotiating the Complexity Chasm

The business environment today is more complex than ever before. As a result, the projects that power an organization’s strategy are also increasing in complexity. During our recent #StratExLive webinar, Strategy Execution’s Vice President of Product Management, Jonathan Gilbert, and Global Head of Duke CE Labs, Tony O’Driscoll, discussed how this environmental complexity directly affects the […]

Cultivating Effective Communication Practices With the C-Suite

Communicating effectively is more than transmitting information to your audience. The ability to truly engage and influence senior-level executives is a necessity for project leaders, and by exercising the right communication methods, it’s a skill that can be sharpened. 3 keys to communicating effectively include: Knowing your audience Knowing your purpose Knowing what – and […]

What You Need to Know About Managing Project Risk

Much like investors needs to know about the potential benefit – and risk – of companies in their portfolio, project managers, too, need to understand the same of the projects they undertake. No matter what kind of projects or initiatives you’re working on, achieving success comes with identifying and managing risk. Understanding what risk looks […]

What Makes a Highly Effective Manager? Ask Google Employees.

When it comes to great models of leadership, we often look to companies that have achieved widely acknowledged, global success. Google is one such example of a company whose decisions are carefully scrutinized but also admired by its peers, customers, and competitors. So when Google took a deep dive into its performance reviews and applied […]