Lessons on Project and Team Management taught by Star Wars

Looking through our management lens, Luke Skywalker and Ben Kenobi had a well-defined goal and constraints. Our two heroes needed to find Princess Leia, were on a fixed budget, and the project was on a short fuse. Brian Duperrouzel brings Star Wars to Perspectives this week. (04:00)

No Estimates, No Approval, No Dice

If you’ve found yourself at the helm of a current project already doomed by unrealistic expectations and false precision baked in from the start, your options fall into two buckets: “Rub Some Dirt On It” or “Call a Timeout”. Brian Duperrouzel explains these two buckets. (05:30)

4 Lessons Learned from Questions

When you spend the time to prepare properly in advance, figure out who you want to ask questions and show that you are truly curious, you’ll find the answers you are looking for and definitely some experience along the way. David Watson shares 4 lessons he has learned. (03:30)

Can We Predict the Future?

Machine Learning is powerful, and can be used as a predictive tool in select cases. But many misunderstandings exist, and lessons to be learned before you start down this the seemingly magical Machine Learning path. (04:30)

The Importance of Making Space to Think

We are uncomfortable with peace, silence and – dread the thought – boredom. The unfortunate consequence is that we’ve forgotten how to think. Scott Hajer highlights the importance of making space to think. (02:45)

4 Reasons to Leverage the Power of Small Teams

One of our clients’ executives remarked that he had seen a stark difference in results from two similar projects recently. A small team had completed far greater scope in far less time than a much larger team. Mike Strange answers the question: why? (04:00)

Unleashing the Power of Humility

Humility is the essence of self-actualization. Becoming self-aware lets us see the depth and breadth of our own and others’ understanding. (02:45)

4 Ways Sports can Benefit Careers

From interviews to growing networks and leadership opportunities, Sean McCall shares the many benefits sports offer to a person's career. (04:00)

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