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 […]

The Long-Term Vision of Project Management

Much of a project manager’s role deals with short-term thinking, such as day-to-day tasks. But that is in the process of changing, and managers are likely to start spending more time with teams, developing leadership, and focusing on planning for longer term goals. However, day-to-day tasks still have to be managed, and leaders can’t be […]

Why You Need Project Management During an M&A

As more companies flock toward mergers and acquisitions, many are learning what strategies can make or break the deal. After the buzz and excitement of an M&A announcement fades, the reality of the business plan sets in. Companies might think they need to clear the initial hurdles of reorganization before they can think about project […]

Elevate Your Project Leadership on the Duke University Campus

Organizations must seek a new approach to strategy execution in response to the uncertainties of today’s business environment. Our Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP), developed in partnership with Duke Corporate Education, is designed to help leaders prevail over the challenges of executing strategic projects. This December, during our first #ASEPatDuke event, two courses will be […]

Webinar Recap – Becoming an Adaptive Leader: Overcoming Project Breakdowns

At a time when the business world is more volatile and complex than ever before, project-based work has become the norm, rather than the exception. During our most recent #StratExLive webinar, Strategy Execution’s Vice President of Product Management, Jonathan Gilbert was joined by Ed Barrows, Managing Director at Duke Corporate Education, to discuss how these […]