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3 Bold Steps to Meet Veterans Immediate Care Needs Today

RE: (Olinger, D. and Migoya, D. in VA officials were warned about Aurora project before work began, The Denver Post, posted on May 7, 2015) According to news accounts, the new VA hospital construction in Aurora, Colorado, has turned into … Continue reading

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Leadership Wizardry Begins with Structure

Too often leaders want sustained growth, as well as performance improvement, but do not realize the best starting point is to (re)design their structure of leadership. Leadership structure refers to those organizational arrangements which can unify or defeat how leaders perform, … Continue reading

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Shutdown or Reset: What Will Inoculate the VA Hospital Project Against Scope Creep?

About a week ago, I began this case study on scope creep. But the developments in this case are moving faster than I expected. On December 9, 2014, much to my surprise, news reports announced a third-party U.S. Civilian Board … Continue reading

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Rein in Scope Creep and Create a Successful Project

Scope creep: when leaders allow uncontrolled changes, add-ons, and embellishments in a project’s goals, deliverables, features, and/or requirements. When did I first learn the dangers of scope creep? It was in a project where scope creep was all but eliminated—in … Continue reading

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Can Leaders Structure Decisions to Avoid Shakespeare’s Irrevocable Choices?

Chuck Wilcox, a Shakespearean actor and teacher for over 40 years, helps us understand how William Shakespeare’s plays shed light on fatal leader blind spots. Watch his video to understand what is Chuck saying about Shakespeare’s tragic leaders. Irrevocable decisions … Continue reading

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Some Leaders Cannot Admit Their Blind Spots

“If you were blind, you would have no [error]; but since you say, ‘We see,’ your [error] remains.”  John 9:41, New American Standard  When do leaders cause the most damage to their organizations and to those who trust them?  When these … Continue reading

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2nd Illogical Belief Dooms Leaders to Not Know When They Are About to Fail

Leaders make many complex decisions. They okay construction plans, structure mergers, and reorganize their operations. They introduce new products, convert to new technology, and choose when to expand into new territories. These choices often call for knowledge beyond what any human has. Still … Continue reading

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