A Blueprint for Building a Successful PMO

As organizations begin to recognize that project-based work is everywhere, the discipline of project management has evolved, and along with it, the role of the project management office (PMO) has grown. Once a company understands the importance of establishing a PMO within its corporate structure, its next step is to find the resources and information […]

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 […]

How to Develop an Adaptive Mindset and Thrive Through Change

In response to today’s increasingly volatile and complex business environment, organizations must seek a new approach to strategy execution. Situated firmly between a company’s strategic vision and its tactical execution are project leaders who keep the engine running. To translate their strategy into measurable results, organizations must prepare their leaders to rise to the challenge […]

Adaptive Leaders: The Levers Who Make a Difference

If projects are the lifeline of strategy, then adaptive leaders are the lifeline of projects. Leading project-based work today requires skills beyond managing tasks and timelines. Developing leaders’ skills is the best way for an organization to ensure higher levels of engagement and project success. The changing landscape of business has made all industries, from […]

Webinar Recap: Adaptive Strategic Execution for a Complex World

On May 24, in collaboration with our new partner, Duke Corporate Education, we hosted a webinar titled “Adaptive Strategic Execution for a Complex World.” During the event, Strategy Execution’s Vice President of Product Management, Jonathan Gilbert and Duke Corporate Education’s Global Head of Strategic Leadership Solutions, Tony O’Driscoll highlighted eight critical leadership challenges and explained how […]

Webinar Recap: Navigating Ambiguity in a Complex Environment

On April 18, Tim Wasserman, TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s Chief Learning Officer, presented a webinar on Navigating Ambiguity in a Complex Environment. During the event, he explained the concept of “multiplier” skills, which create tolerance for ambiguity and help project leaders and their teams manage change and navigate unpredictable waters that inevitably arise throughout the life […]