Don’t Take Our Word For It: A Testimonial from a Learning and Development Professional

Making Sense of Complexity On Campus at Duke The following testimonial was written by Jared Hagen and originally posted on LinkedIn: Last December, I attended an inspiring course titled “Making Sense of Complexity.” A complex situation is defined as an environment that is unpredictable with unknowable outcomes and issues. Our environment is changing. More and more […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]