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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…
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When the Project is Supposed
to be “A Piece of Cake”

by Bill Flury Starting a New Project  “Hey! Piece of cake!” That was the team leader speaking after I had described the team’s next project, a critical six-month, fixed price job for our top client. It was good to hear her speak…
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Project Management and
Unconventional Living

By Kerry Quinn About a month ago, Lisa and I launched the project of a lifetime – living in our travel trailer full time - while we explore America, serve our veteran and first responder communities, and share life with those we meet along…
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Getting Engaged:
Two Organizations, One Goal!

By Bill Flury The Announcement Beth and Gregory came back into the office very excited. They called everyone together in the conference room to make a very important announcement. Beth broke the news: “We’re engaged!” Everyone was…
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Resolving Conflict Within
Remote Teams

By Bill Flury A few years ago, I was manager of a Law Enforcement Assistance Administration project on which we had small teams working in eight different cities. Each team was tasked to work with the local police, courts, or corrections…