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General Business / Project Management / Time Management October 20, 2020

It's Decision Time

A Few Tools to Help You Decide

Project Management / Sinikka Waugh July 28, 2020

Take A Risk

3 Tips for Doing Something Risky

Project Management / Sinikka Waugh June 23, 2020

The Perfect Kickoff

Tips for Holding a Great Project Kickoff

Do you hold Project Kickoffs in your organization?

What do they usually look like? Who runs them? What's the agenda? Here are some tips to help you, your team, and your projects, get started on the right foot during a great kickoff!

Project Management / Sinikka Waugh June 16, 2020

Watermelon Projects

How to find them and how to avoid them

We hope your Summer is kicking off on the right foot! Watermelon is a favorite part of Summer, but it belongs at cookouts, picnics, and in the fridge--not on our work projects!

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