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 […]

Elevate Your PMO to Build Effective Teams Across the Organization

Does your organization have a project management office (PMO)? A PMO can play a critical role in the success of an organization through overseeing processes, facilitating consistency and communication across the organization, and developing skills of project-based workers. Organizations can take advantage of PMO resources to build strong teams to lead project-based work. Establishing teams […]

Managing From the Middle to Initiate Effective Change

One of the most challenging aspects of project management is navigating teams through significant change. While those tasked with leading project-based work may not have formal authority over everyone involved, they must still be able to influence people who aren’t necessarily direct reports. This skill of managing from the middle can make the process of […]

Thinking Strategically About Project-Based Work

Training team members to see the big picture in a project can help organizations achieve short-term goals while also enabling them to work more effectively toward strategic goals. Building a team of people who can advance an organization’s mission is fundamental to success, and strategic project management training can help project-based workers see beyond task […]

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 […]

Video: The Leadership Gap

Project failure affects companies of all sizes. Whether it’s a lack of resources or skills, projects end up at risk due to what we call “the leadership gap.” Training in these areas might help fill the gap: Resourcing Strategic thinking Problem solving Influencing Communication Decision making We used an animated video to illustrate the problem […]