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Be accountable. You’ll probably get the blame anyway.


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Author: Wayne Turk

Listen to the news: Someone or some entity is always getting the blame for something that has gone wrong. Sometimes people step up and accept the blame. That is accountability. Accountability (or the lack of it) has been a hot topic lately, whether related to politics, sports, banks, the deficit, the Euro, or just management in general. We’ll limit this to accountability in business and projects.

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Just Make a Decision


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Author: Wayne Turk

How many times have you had to just sit there, waiting for someone to make a decision, and mentally urged them to “just decide so we can move ahead!”? Or are you the one who has trouble making a decision? It happens all the time. Remember: We know what happens to people who stay in the middle of the road. They get run over.

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Look at It as a Game


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Author: Wayne Turk

Everyone uses sports analogies at times. FedEx even ran a series of commercials poking fun at football analogies in business. This article takes the analogy process a step or two farther (admittedly farther into the absurd at times), and takes a somewhat lighthearted look at how project management is like a number of sports. Some are pretty obvious (like relating the PM to a quarterback) and some are a stretch. While this isn’t a serious comparison, there are grains of truth scattered throughout.

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