The Project Harvest: Ten Benefits to Reap From Projects to Increase Competitiveness

For many, the term project ‘post-mortem’ is associated with pain, triviality, and blame.  It’s difficult to disagree with that perception when such a macabre term is used to describe a post project evaluation.  Does that mean we should forgo such evaluations as a means to increase competitiveness?

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Ten Constructive Team Roles for Planning and Decision Making

 Ten Constructive Team Roles for Planning and Decision Making

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Just as a football team needs a variety of team roles in order to accomplish its mission of winning the game, business teams also need a variety of roles to accomplish their mission of better planning and decision making.  Consider using these ten constructive team roles for planning and decision making.

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The Importance of Team Roles In Teamwork

Team Roles In Teamwork

Team roles for a football team

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Imagine this ridiculous scenario.  I want to create a winning NFL football team.  I believe the key to success is hiring the best athletes for my team. They should be strong. They must have a positive winning attitude.  They are intelligent (to recall the right play strategies).  Finally, they should be ‘team players’ that are obedient to the coach’s wishes of how best to deploy them in the game.  Guess what?  My team would fail miserably.  Why? Continue reading

10 Qualities of Good Decision Making

10 Qualities of Good Decision Making


People use a variety of terms to describe decisions.  Some of these terms (discussed previously) relate to the decision itself while other labels we use relate to the quality of the decision making process.  So it would seem from this (non-scientific and incomplete) list that people have some definite idea about the qualities of decision making whatever that decision might be.   I’ve identified 10 qualities of good decision making. Continue reading

A Decision Dictionary of Labels Used For Decisions and Decision Making

Using a Decision Dictionary to Understand How We Describe Decisions and Decision Making

Source:  http://www.sxc.hu/profile/detstudioHave you ever been at a loss of words to describe how you feel about a decision or what you do or don’t like about the decision making process?  There are many ways to define or label a decision.  In my previous post, I listed many examples of labels we have used to describe and judge decisions and decision making.  What can we learn from describing decisions? What do they mean?  I created this decision making dictionary to share my thoughts on each one of these decision making labels. Continue reading