Lessons Learned

It’s OK to Just Survive

By |2021-02-08T17:33:52-05:00February 8th, 2021|Lessons Learned|

In this modern boom of technology dependence, we tend to immerse ourselves in social media and live vicariously through who we follow.  We witness people crushing their goals, persisting through hardships, and defying odds in their situations.  We "watch" people lose hundreds of pounds, take charge of their health, reap the rewards of 80-hour work weeks on

Projects: Framing Them Through the Military Lens

By |2021-01-22T18:08:36-05:00January 22nd, 2021|Lessons Learned|

Project management is a vast trade covering many industries, and one of those industries is the military. The military comprises Service Members and civilians wherein they come together to complete various missions (projects) to keep the country safe. As Service Members begin to transition to the civilian workforce and gravitate towards project management, they all

Imposter Syndrome: My Secret Weapon

By |2020-12-11T23:26:29-05:00December 11th, 2020|Lessons Learned|

If you have ever felt like a fraud surrounded by your classmates or colleagues, wondering how you’ve ended up among a group of individuals who are superior to you from every perspective, you’re well versed in imposter syndrome. While you stand -- quietly in awe of their superiority -- you hope no one else notices


By |2020-11-02T11:37:58-05:00November 2nd, 2020|Lessons Learned|

This may surprise a great many of you, but Special Operators in the military gossip more than the ladies who host ABC’s “The View”. In fact, we have a team for it: “RUMINT” or "Rumor Intelligence".   Where are we deploying to and when?  For how long?  Who got promoted?  Did you hear what happened


By |2020-09-08T18:06:50-04:00September 8th, 2020|Lessons Learned|

What’s real wealth?  The newest luxury toys?  A brand-new car or the latest HDTV?  Having enough stable income that you can order all the new Apple products the very day they come out? For many: yes!  100% Nailed it. For the record, I don’t disagree.  I certainly enjoy those things.  But I think I have

The Shadow Side of Organizational Mediocrity is Status Quo

By |2020-08-11T02:58:52-04:00August 10th, 2020|Informing, Lessons Learned, Universal Strategy|

The Opening Argument. Legacy of Mediocrity Failing to challenge the status quo, within an organization, is equivalent to advocating for mediocracy.  Equally detrimental is refusing to dismantle the operational systems, functional processes, and cultural dynamics that support mediocracy. Such inaction will inevitably set an organization firmly on the road to disaster. This road is mercilessly

Embrace the suck

By |2020-08-09T06:26:24-04:00August 9th, 2020|Lessons Learned|

You leave the military with plenty of awesome sayings and cliches: “Think outside the box” “High speed, low drag” “Every dog has its day” “Nothing good comes easy” “Spotlight ranger” “Tactical pause” “Blue Falcon” “Soup Sandwich” “The only easy day was yesterday.” (Had to put this one in so my Navy SEAL friends would keep

Project Management Certifications: Truth, Myth & Legend

By |2020-07-21T16:26:46-04:00July 21st, 2020|Informing, Lessons Learned|

Certifications, Qualifications, Licenses oh my! Demystifying the Achievement... Soooo, first things first…what exactly IS a Certification and how is it different from Licenses and Qualifications? Let’s say that you’re thinking about hiring a Fitness, Sports or Dance Trainer.  More than likely you’re going to want to have some level of reassurance that this person has

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