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Perceptions – The Unreal Truths

By Jim Stanton / July 19, 2021 /

Perceptions are our awareness and understanding of situations as determined by our senses (seeing, hearing, touching, smelling, tasting, and feeling). We absorb more than a thousand impressions per minute through our senses. These impressions shape how we process information, how we reach conclusions, and how we form opinions. They constitute our version of the truth, our biases, our likes, and our dislikes.

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The Nature of People – How Does It Affect What We Do?

By Jim Stanton / July 12, 2021 /

Dr. Wilder Penfield (1891-1976) was a neurosurgeon. In 1956 he published his work on Speech and Brain Mechanisms. During his surgical treatments on severely mentally ill patients, he discovered that stimulating different parts of the brain caused the patients to experience a variety of emotions. He found that the brain, through electrical stimulations, releases chemicals that activate the nervous system. These chemicals would induce feelings of fear, excitement, depression, sadness, aggression, anxiety, happiness, etc. He referred to this phenomenon as the chemistry of thought.

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Change Management Consideration Series

By Jim Stanton / June 30, 2021 /

The purpose of this series is to inquire, examine, study, and uncover some of the facts, truths, realities, and complexities of change management. The goal is to build a solid understanding and foundation for effectively dealing with change implementation challenges.

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Is Your Culture Hurting or Helping?

By Jim Stanton / May 5, 2021 /

Do you manage the culture? Or does it manage you? How do we determine its effectiveness and influence throughout the organization?

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We’re Humans, Not Robots.

By Scott Stribrny / April 7, 2021 /

Successful project managers exhibit critical thinking skills. But we are sometimes forced to make rapid decisions in situations for which we have never been trained. Why is it, that we so often demand absolute perfection of ourselves and our fellow project managers? We’re human, not a robot.

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Four Stages to Growing Profitably Outside-In

By Brendan Doorhy / August 25, 2020 /

Have you ever struggled with the fuzzy front end of solution development? Ever been confused about whose role it is to innovate for profitable growth, when it should occur and why more innovation is not being generated. Are there other barriers that may be keeping you from realizing more profitable growth?

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Agile versus Waterfall, Business Analysis and Project Management …?

By Gezinus Hidding / May 26, 2020 /

Our clients regularly ask us about Agile versus Waterfall, Agile versus Business Analysis, or Agile versus Project Management.  Our answers come from our perspective that system development and the management of it have a different life cycle, each with several variations, that are combined into a specific approach, e.g., for a particular project. Agile versus…

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