About David
PROFILE I have worked on a wide range of activities within the Program Management Organization (PMO) for several large companies with international operations, including planning and performance measurement for enterprise-wide initiatives, proposal review and preparation,...
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Management Excellence & Work/Life Synthesis
Work and life are not two opposing forces that are constantly trying to pull against each other in some sort of eternal tug-of-way.  They are parts of the same whole: the person that creates them...
Snowy boots: A reminder that enjoyment enhances skill
On a walk in the woods this weekend with my sons we discovered the trails were still covered by a good foot of heavy, compacted...
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Presentation tip: Don’t rely on the presentation
Don’t rely on your presentation to capture the audience, rely on you ability to present. By presentation, of course I mean PowerPoint decks or other...
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Understanding questions
I came across this post from the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University detailing the different categories of questions:. While intended...
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A powerful habit: commit to being a better person
You are flawed. Accept it. I don’t care what age you are, or gender, or what you’ve accomplished in your lifetime (or not) – you...
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If passionate, failure firms resolve
There’s a lot said about the need to invoke people’s passions in the workplace. I don’t think it happens nearly as often as it should,...
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Stump the chump and the art of accountability
This past Thursday night I delivered a presentation on understanding the 7 Wastes of Lean and how they are manifested in project management. It was...
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Leadership, Culture and the Situation of Marissa Mayer
Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo, sent a shock wave across the internet and the blogosphere last weekend when she announced that Yahoo’s policy of allowing...
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From The Onion: Intern disrespects self
A great post on the Onion depicts the plight of interns at Fischer Marketing. According to the article, “Supervisor Encourages Interns To Take On More...
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So what if it’s important?
I wish I had a nickel for every time some new initiative was rolled out, sometimes with mandatory attendance at grandiose presentations proclaiming the utter...
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Netflix culture and the Core of Operational Excellence
Netflix culture and the Core of Operational Excellence
A presentation from Netflix describes the core concepts that define the culture at the company. First released in 2009, it provides insight into what co-founder...
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The height of disrespect for people: A UK Healthcare nightmare
The height of disrespect for people: A UK Healthcare nightmare
I came across this lengthy article from The UK’s Daily Mail detailing the nightmarish conditions at Staffordshire Hospital, where it is reported that between 2005...
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In the age of engagement, you can’t thwart ambition
There are more articles, books and posting out there on engagement, creating engagement, the benefits of creating engagement, and so on than I can count....
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