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Problem Solving: How to Wrestle with a Pig, and Win!

by Burl W. Randolph Jr. I am often asked “Burl, why would you wrestle with a pig? All you get is dirty and the pig enjoys it”. George Bernard Shaw. My answer is always the same: How do you think I made Colonel? Wrestling with a…
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Project Management on the Road:
Best Laid Plans

by Kerry Quinn “The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” -Robert Burns It has been a year since taking off on a journey to Explore – Serve – Share with people in the adventures of life (read our launch article here). The…
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White Paper: Planning by Checklist

by Bill Flury Several people told me I had to meet and talk with Paul. Paul is an exceptional project manager in a government contractor organization. In the past eight years he has successfully run more than 80 projects, all of which have…
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White Paper: Tinkering with a Treasure
— A Project Case Study

by Bill Flury Some years ago, this tinkerer had the privilege of being selected to be the project manager of a project to refurbish and re-equip the Assembly Chamber in the New York State Capitol building in Albany, New York. The job included…
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95% is NOT a Passing Grade

by Bill Flury Graduation Preparation Graduation time was approaching, and the principal of the high school was speaking to an assembly program of seniors. His topic today was future grading systems. He told the seniors that they would…
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Balance: A Leader’s Lament

By Burl W. Randolph Jr. Every leader laments or grieves over balance. With so much to do, and so little time, "How do I balance home, work, school (in some cases), and community service?" "How do I get, and keep, my sense of balance?" One…