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Leadership / General Business / Project Management / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh May 26, 2020

4 Ways to Help Interns Be Successful

And Meaningful within Your Organization

We all know that Memorial day means the start of Summer, and that means you might have some Summer interns in your future. What do you actually do with an intern, anyway? And how do you manage them and make it an effective use of your time?

General Business / Project Management / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh May 21, 2020

Common Ground

For many years, Your Clear Next Step has been bridging gaps and bringing people closer together so that we can have better, more successful work days. Between Project Managers and Business Analysts, traditional Waterfall and more iterative, Agile approaches, there have been some divisions over the years, but the common ground is pretty abundant. It turns out they’re not as far apart as some...

Communication / Project Management / Sinikka Waugh May 6, 2020

A Fable to Fix Your Projects

Diggin' Holes

Leadership / General Business / Change / Project Management / YP / Collaboration February 18, 2020

So, What Exactly Is Emotional Intelligence?

Let’s talk a little about the warm and fuzzy side of maintaining healthy relationships: Emotional Intelligence. Ok, maybe not as warm and fuzzy as you thought it was going to be, but your EI (or EQ) is super important in the workplace and at home. So, what exactly is Emotional Intelligence?

Leadership / General Business / Communication / Project Management / YP / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh December 3, 2019

Oops, we did it again!

Keys to Recovering from (and Preventing) Mistakes

General Business / Communication / Project Management / YP / Sinikka Waugh November 5, 2019

Building a Better Business Case

3 Steps To A Better Business Case

Project Management / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh October 29, 2019

Don't Spook Your Stakeholders

Tips on How to Avoid Spooking your Stakeholders

General Business / Change / Project Management / YP / Sinikka Waugh September 24, 2019

Change Your Mind

Before the Ice Cream Starts Melting in Lane 7

Project Management / Time Management / Sinikka Waugh September 19, 2019

I Hate to Tell Ya, But We're Running Late

Four Tips for Explaining Your Lateness

“This is taking longer than I thought”

“We’re running behind”

“Something went sideways, and we are going to take longer at this than we had planned”

As we look through words and phrases like those, most of us dread hearing them. Having recently had a car in for body work much longer than expected, I know how much I don’t love to hear those words. But what...

Project Management / Time Management / Collaboration / Sinikka Waugh September 17, 2019

Making Agile More Approachable

Do you want happier teams, better quality deliverables, and more satisfied customers? Then you might want to take some quick tips from Agile...