The 7 Categories of Coworkers

Over the years, I’ve come to depend on using three dimensions to evaluate employees; while many more sophisticated models have been devised by professional organizational behaviorists, I’m a fan of simplicity and the number 3 :-). I believe that understanding these three dimensions allows you to practically evaluate any employee and, more importantly, articulate their strengths…

Why Projects Fail: A Simple Model for Project Teams

It’s common wisdom that a trio of  dimensions make up the context of business problems today: people, process, and product or technology.  I have a slightly different take: the three are not orthogonal but are, in fact, hierarchical.  That is: Great people create great processes which can be implemented by great product/technology. In short, when someone…