We like to think we are rational. The reality is we are often far from it, and nowhere is this more true than when we make decisions. Knowing our biases and influences can go some of the way to being able to manage them and make better choices.
Just Say NO!
We know the importance of saying “no.” We just don’t do it very well, very emphatically or very often. Know when to say no, and how to say it without negative consequence.
Frederick Brooks’ The Mythical Man-Month
The Mythical Man Month is one of the most important and influential books on project management and software development. Despite being published in 1975, its insights are no less relevant (and often no more adhered to) today.
The ABCs of Organizational Development
How we develop as organizations is fundamentally constrained by how we develop as individuals. How we improve, and the aspects we focus on, can make a world of difference.
The Human Side Of Issue Management
Managing issues is an essential part of project management. The way that we deal with issues naturally is not always the most effective. Knowing the temptations and tendencies that exist in responding to problems allows us to manage them well.
Pareto, Pattern and Perception
An essential aspect of functioning as human beings is how we make sense of the world. A great deal of that sense is created by patterns, many of which we are not consciously aware of.