How To Follow Up With A Recruiter – In 2021?

How To Follow Up With A Recruiter – In 2021?

A friend asked me to help his daughter write a formal follow-up letter to a prospective employer. After a few questions, it has become clear that the young lady has a good chance to land a job in an environment that will make her life miserable, where she will never be productive or at least […]

How to Make Sure Your Improvement Initiative Fails

How to Make Sure Your Improvement Initiative Fails Burning Platform Company Meeting

As a performance improvement expert and organizational change specialist, I affirm that the following principles are ultimately reliable and guarantee the expected outcome: 1. Send an unexpected mass email to all or call an all-hands meeting to tell the entire company that “we are on a burning platform.” 2. Hire a consulting company and tell […]

The 4-Day WorkWeek: The Good the Bad and the Ugly

The 4-Day WorkWeek: The Good the Bad and the Ugly (c) S. Brovkin

Recently, some major news media, many bloggers and numerous readers were delirious about the findings of several “four-day week” trials in the UK and Iceland (with more countries across the world joining in). Researches inform that those trials were an “overwhelming success,” with quite a few workers having moved to a shorter week while “productivity […]

Really, What Makes an Effective Executive?

Really, What Makes an Effective Executive?

Whenever I ask this question, I always hear the usual sacred mixture of “integrity,” “willpower,” “leadership,” and, of course, “charisma.” The most promising HiPos would proudly throw in “emotional intelligence.” Those fuzzy buzzwords are supposed to make all aspiring executives salivate but none answers the question or offers at least a practical first step. For […]

Glassdoor Ratings and Reviews Revisited – Part 1

Glassdoor Ratings and Reviews Revisited – Part 1 Glassdoor Revisited

Glassdoor has been the go-to resource for job seekers. There is a good reason for employers to use GD as well because a clean Glass Door can double as a mirror. There are benefits on both sides of the Glassdoor: It is an information resource, a mirror, and a communication tool.

More Project Managers Not PMPs: The PM 2.0 Course Continues Growing…

More Project Managers Not PMPs: The PM 2.0 Course Continues Growing… PM 2.0 TidBits

Yes, the PM 2.0 Course continues growing, and so is my beard! Have you checked out the latest additions? To the PM 2.0 course, I mean? Here they are – click on the lessons’ thumbnails or use the Course Syllabus below.      In addition, or if you do not have time to […]

Applying the Pareto Principle to the History of Project Management

Applying the Pareto Principle to the History of Project Management

Fresh from the camera – Lesson 2 on Project Management 2.0: The History of Project Management as We Know It. Applying the Pareto principle to Project Management history, we can safely conclude that it consists of three major milestones. Watch Lesson 2 – and let me know if you disagree. Good people from a fledging […]

Project Managers Not PMPs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Project Management and PMP Certification

Project Managers Not PMPs: A Hard Look at the Soft Practice of Project Management and PMP Certification PMs Not PMPs

If you are a manager of any level, you probably expect to become a good manager. As we are all accidental project managers because we have to manage a project every once in a while, so we should all be able to benefit from this course. And I say “we” because I will be learning through your feedback.