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 […]

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. […]

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 […]