Top Tips to Ensure Execution Success

Project execution is an uphill battle. Ensure success by devising a blueprint from executive commitment to follow up. Executive commitment – start with executive commitment. Otherwise, you might as well hang up your hat, as it is really unlikely to succeed. Provide a compelling case to senior leaders on [...]

2023-09-17T06:24:51-07:00March 7, 2016|Categories: Project Management|Tags: , , , , |

Avoid New Year’s Resolutions

December 30, 2015 The New Year is known for resolutions and goals.  However, I concur with my consulting mentor - what's the point of setting resolutions at the New Year?  What is magical about doing it on 12/31?  Absolutely nothing.  If you set a resolution, stick to it for [...]

2023-09-19T13:56:49-07:00December 30, 2015|Categories: Business & the Economy, I've Been Thinking|Tags: , , |

Put Your Eagle Eye on What’s Key to Success-Leadership

Effective and successful leaders have the ability to formulate a company vision and also translate that vision into execution. Leadership will make or break your business. Put your eagle eye on ensuring success in this arena and you’ll thrive. The two core tasks of a leader are 1) to set strategy, [...]

Why Strategic Planning is an Oxymoron

Strategic planning has long been hailed the business cornerstone for projecting profit and growth. Oftentimes, the strategy, “what”, gets mixed up with the tactics, or the “how”, which leads to failure. Although almost everyone uses the term strategic planning, it doesn't make sense. Setting strategy is a clear; however, [...]

2023-09-17T05:14:32-07:00September 3, 2015|Categories: Business & the Economy|Tags: , , , , , , |

SIOP/ Integrated Business Planning

Manufacturing and distributing product to meet customer demand can be like a puzzle unless you start using SIOP as a core process to run your business. SIOP (sales, inventory, & operations planning) taken to the best practice degree is often associated with integrated business planning. In some circles, they [...]

The Transfer of Ontario Airport & The Challenge Bridging Strategy & Execution

August 10, 2015 Many of my Inland Empire colleagues and trusted advisors have been supporting the transfer of ownership of the Ontario airport back to the city of Ontario (from LAX airport) for YEARS. It was a big surprise last week when the Los Angeles Times reported breaking news [...]

Are Check Points Required to Deliver Project Results?

Effective project management has become cornerstone to business performance. Although we are largely in a recovery, none of my clients have gone back to the days of having more than the required resources “just in case” yet project demands are ever-increasing as profitable growth is key to success. In [...]

Uncommon Common Sense Project Management

Increasingly, project management is a matter of getting more accomplished in less time. The simplest way to succeed is by using smart and simple approaches. Published in "Project Times" website, October 14, 2014 Click here for original article. Why is everyone searching for the latest and greatest technology and [...]

How to Revitalize Projects to Ensure Success

Maintain project momentum after a holiday with work team huddles that celebrate achievement, rededicate employees, and review goals. Published in "Project Times" website, February 11, 2015 Click here for original article. As we kick off the New Year, it is imperative to revitalize our projects. After working with countless [...]

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