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There’s Software Upgrades and Then There’s Upgrades

With the new release of ManagePro coming out next week, you certainly should upgrade to the latest 13.1 version.  But that may not be the most important upgrade.  What really pays off, is to upgrade how you use ManagePro, particularly as


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If a picture is worth a 1,000 words, what’s a diagram worth?

So, if a picture is worth a 1,000 words, and most of us feel overwhelmed processing words everyday with everything that crosses our inbox, what is a diagram worth? The short answer is that it’s worth time and money and not


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Priorities when running for your life or your business life

I’m on a high speed train this morning in Germany – on my way to meet with a Dr. who recently escaped from Syria with his wife and 3 young kids in hand. I already know some of his story. 


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When you don’t know the language – and how it can be an asset with ManagePro

I’m in Germany and don’t remember much from my one year course in German back in college, some 40+ years ago. When you’re in a country where you don’t understand the language, two things happen a lot (at least for


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You’re Managing You’re Key Initiatives DIFFERENTLY Than Your Projects Right?

There’s one absolutely key difference to managing your big initiatives, strategic goals or whatever else you might call them… from how you manage projects in ManagePro. If you are not sure what the difference is, e.g. if it doesn’t immediately come to mind,


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Getting Real About Your Top Initiatives & Employee Engagement

What if you got very realistic about what employee engagement and investment means for your success at completing your top initiatives? I frame that question as if you and I aren’t that realistic.  That may make you bristle a bit,


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ManagePro Newsletter – September 2015

1. Let’s Go Deeper 2. Magic Wish 3. Status Update on Outlook Add-in & Mobile Version 1. Let’s Go Deeper We’d like to dig into how you use ManagePro.    Don’t worry, it’s for your benefit, and hopefully in the next few minutes we


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How to Avoid Being Blindsided

In football, being blindsided means you get run over by someone big and powerful.  Someone who hits you without you seeing them or being aware that it’s coming.  It hurts.  The same thing happens in business, but all year long,


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Where UI & Leading People Converge

I was in Europe recently working with a large tel-com company on the development of a tablet user interface (UI).  As I talked about some of my secret sauce for coming up with a compelling UI, I realized there’s an uncanny


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An Unrecognized Solution to Estimating Project Time & Cost

Don’t you hate to be late on projects?  I do.  And it doesn’t help all that much to know that a significant percentage of projects aren’t completed within time or budget.  The Lousiana DODT even publishes their % of projects completed on


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