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You Are a Newbie...Forever
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes Excerpt from Kevin Kelly’s book “The Inevitable: Understanding the 12 Technological Forces That Will Shape Our Future:” Existence is chiefly maintenance. Everything is falling apart slowly.... Read More»

Mothers, Musicians, and Marshmallows
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes In his book The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance, Steven Kotler talks about the leaps and bounds extreme sports athletes have... Read More»

Beginner's Mind vs. Know-It-All
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes “In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, but in the expert’s there are few.” – Shunryu Suzuki The beginner’s mind is a scary place. At... Read More»

Create Your Skunk Works
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes For those of you unfamiliar with the term Skunk Works, here is an explanation from Lockheed Martin as to how it got its name: It was... Read More»

Be Authentic
By Ann Drinkwater
Good or bad, I am always the same. In my profession, I may tailor my message to my audience, but my core values, personality and ideas are the same regardless... Read More»

What is a P.R.O.J.E.C.T. Manager? Part 1 of 7
By Chris Cook, PMP
READ TIME: 5 minutes I am excited to bring you a seven-part series answering the question, “What is a project manager?” I get asked this question often after I state... Read More»

Better for Transition to PM: Education or Experience?
By Chris Cook, PMP
Transitioning into a new profession is stressful. After doing something for so long, making that adjustment comes with a learning curve that may take years or even decades to feel... Read More»

Are You a Complete Project Manager?
By Randy Englund
While many professionals develop their craft through advanced education and on the job experiences, there comes a time when an enhanced skill set and a new perspective about working with... Read More»

Being World Class, Part 3: PM Skills, Maturity, Judgment, and True Know-How
By Cinda Voegtli
This is my final installment of reviewing the book The World Class Project Manager - A Professional Development Guide. If you missed the first two installments, see #1 here and... Read More»

Being a world-class project manager - Part 2 - the hidden traits that matter
By Cinda Voegtli
In my previous post on this subject, I started by giving an overview of the book The World Class Project Manager - a Professional Development Guide. I believe this book... Read More»

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