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 […]

Head Back to Campus for #ASEPatDuke in September

Are you confident in your ability to deliver business value in our ever-changing, complex corporate world? Leaders today have to navigate between addressing strategic questions while also trying to lead highly effective teams in unstable and often distributed environments. You’ve heard us talk about these and other evolving challenges of getting work done today, and […]

What You Need to Know About Implementation of the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA)

The right training coupled with experience will help sustain the long-term federal project improvements identified in the PMIAA In late 2016, the federal government signed the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA) into law. At that time, we reviewed the legislation and discussed implications for the future. The Office of Management and Budget recently issued […]

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 […]