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Ravens Rule the Roost!

Baltimore Ravens, Super Bowl ChampsWell, as my beloved yet usually pathetic Buffalo Bills are no closer to sniffing an NFL postseason birth than I am to chiseled 8-pack abs, I’ve adopted the Maryland hometown Ravens as my own as they worked their way through the 2013 NFL playoffs.  Read More…

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The Project Manager’s Most Important Quality

After two decades plus in industry and holding titles from salesperson to Veep and all points in between, I’ve been in charge of a project or 20. Yup, I’ve organized crews on the back of a diner placemat and produced MS Project Gannt charts as big as a middle-school blackboard just like you may have.  I have come to realize that there are many characteristics to getting stuff done and done right, on time and on budget, yet there is really only one that will keep you sane in the process. Read More…

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Poll Results: White Collar Business Leaders Get Advice by Self-Education

Curious as to how your peers get their business advice and keep their personal saws sharpened?  I ran an unscientific poll on LinkedIn asking that question.  The results definitely painted the picture of the self-educated professional, getting business advice from articles, blogs, webinars and other self-initiated means. Read More…

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Leading From a Distance: Best Practices of Leaders in the Cloud

This is the second in a series of pieces I am doing on virtual collaboration and trends for CEOs, small business owners and entrepreneurs.  It looks at best practices for virtual video-conferencing technology and the techniques for keeping people engaged using tools from the cloud.  Today’s Vlog interview is with Phil Montero, president of Montero Consulting and founder of YouCanWorkFromAnywhere.com and http://www.TheAnywhereOffice.com.  Phil is a business partner and friend and happens to be one of the world’s best gurus when working with small and mid-sized business leaders to set up the technology, training and tools for working leading from afar.

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