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The art of storytelling is an essential skill. It helps sell your ideas faster. Here’s how you can harness the power of storytelling.
There is usually a small pool of folks that are nothing short of rock stars. So, how can we leverage their knowledge and expertise to magnify the overall strength and performance of most workers in our organization?
It is important to eliminate unneeded distance between managers and those that they manage while retaining appropriate authority in the area of power distance.
Want to find your super power? Find your purpose. It is all the power you will ever need.
By Tom Kuhn, PhD, Fellow As we move further into an unprecedented era of tighter budgets and post war downsizing, it makes sense to implement Better Buying Power 2.0, the directive published by Frank Kendall, Undersecretary for Acquisition at the Department of Defense (DoD), in April 2013. Bottom line – if you are a programRead… Read more »
By Craig Taylor, Senior Analyst The original implementation of DoD’s “Better Buying Power” initiative heavily promoted the use of Firm Fixed Price (FFP) contract types. Many federal agencies adopted this approach with the intent to control costs and limit the Government’s risk exposure on acquisitions. This does not remove risk from the acquisition itself, andRead… Read more »
The Constitution Does Not Authorize Judicial Review Our teachers are wrong. The Constitution does not empower the Court to interpret the Constitution. The founders didn’t give that power to anyone. The Court decided that for itself. In 1803, six activist Supreme Court justices claimed for themselves the power of Judicial Review. It does not appearRead… Read more »
By John Coombs, CFCM, DAWIA III As fiscal pressures rise, senior leaders across the federal government place additional emphasis on Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) contracts. A prime example is the Department of Defense “Better Buying Power” memoranda. FFP contracting is an important method to add simplicity and cost efficiency, but with respect to services, FFP contractingRead… Read more »
If you are a project manager, you will have to deal with organizational politics in virtually every part of your work. Whether it’s trying to attract a sponsor, grab a star performer for your project team, or compete with another project manager for scarce resources, every decision you make will have a political impact. IfRead… Read more »