Category : A Critical Element

Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?

Can You Be a Great Leader Without Technical Expertise?

There is a broad assumption in society and in education that the skills you need to be a leader are more or less transferable. If you can inspire and motivate people in one arena, you should be able to apply those skills to do the same in another venue. But recent research is rightly challenging […]

5 Event Hacks Before You Attend Your Next Conference

5 Event Hacks Before You Attend Your Next Conference

Online intros are nice (keep ’em coming, ole fabulous referral sources), but nothing beats a relationship that you develop by meeting someone in person. Some of my best and most profitable relationships have come from attending events. Whether they’re called a summit, boot camp, conference or something else, online gatherings of industry or interest-specific individuals are […]

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

How to Stay Focused If You’re Assigned to Multiple Projects at Once

Few people today have the luxury of working on a single project at a time; most of us are juggling the demands of many teams at once. In theory, this system of “multiteaming” offers a number of upsides: You can deploy your expertise exactly where and when it’s most needed, share your knowledge across groups, and […]