Combating Complexity as an Adaptive Leader

3 Ways to Navigate Complexity in Your Organization Challenges for project leaders continue to emerge. While polishing your technical skills can help you manage the scope, budget, and schedule of projects, developing an adaptive mindset and skill set can help you better handle challenges you might not have encountered before. One growing challenge project leaders […]

Spring Into Action on the Duke University Campus

In our complex business world, the pressure increases daily to get things done faster and better than the day before. To stay ahead, organizations need a new playbook: leaders who know how to respond to challenges and seize opportunities, faster and better. Strategy Execution’s Adaptive Strategic Execution Program (ASEP), established in partnership with Duke Corporate Education, […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Long-Term Vision of Project Management

Much of a project manager’s role deals with short-term thinking, such as day-to-day tasks. But that is in the process of changing, and managers are likely to start spending more time with teams, developing leadership, and focusing on planning for longer term goals. However, day-to-day tasks still have to be managed, and leaders can’t be […]

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 […]