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“Done” for Wealth and Project Success

By Brenda Fay / February 25, 2015

Twice this week I have read how the word “done” can bring wealth and project success. According to Brian de Haaff (The One Word That Will Make You Rich on LinkedIn), being rich is about … Read more “Done” for Wealth and Project Success

Stress & Conflict Management

By Brenda Fay / January 27, 2015

The Project Management Institute (PMI) says that project managers need to have good conflict management and stress management skills. When I mention this in class, there is usually one person who says, “I manage conflict … Read more Stress & Conflict Management

The Opposite of Mad

By Brenda Fay / December 10, 2014

Last week I was driving my eight-year old to school. Out of the blue, he piped up, “The opposite of being mad is being thankful.”I was a bit surprised. I thought about my brilliant son … Read more The Opposite of Mad

Always Tell Why…

By Brenda Fay / November 13, 2014

I recently fractured my ankle and got a cast on it at the hospital. They gave me a little booklet saying not to get the cast wet. However, I didn’t know why and didn’t bother … Read more Always Tell Why…

One Step at a Time

By Brenda Fay / October 28, 2014

I had the best business advice ever last week. Karen Mombourquette, my tarot card reader, said, “Take everything a step at a time.” I laughed; assuredly this was the best advice for me, as I … Read more One Step at a Time

A Successful Person

By Brenda Fay / August 21, 2014

A few weeks ago while I was visiting my mother in Newfoundland, she received a letter in the mail. It was a note from a doctor’s office saying she had an appointment for an urgent … Read more A Successful Person

Managing Summer Interns

By Brenda Fay / July 3, 2014

During the summer, organizations often take on students for intern positions. I have hired a few students over the years and find that it’s important to have a plan for what they are going to … Read more Managing Summer Interns

Project Managers – Focusing to Get Results

By Brenda Fay / June 25, 2014

“A recent story about the use of transcendental meditation by top Wall Street traders was given a lot of attention, but I just see it as more evidence of what our research has shown for … Read more Project Managers – Focusing to Get Results

Project Management: How to Implement Trust

By Brenda Fay / May 29, 2014

The basis for a good team is trust. Team members who trust each other have positive expectations of each other. This is a great underpinning for resolving conflicts and discussing problems. Simon Sinek talks about … Read more Project Management: How to Implement Trust

A Great Team

By Brenda Fay / May 22, 2014

“My model for business is The Beatles. They were four guys who kept each other’s kind of negative tendencies in check. They balanced each other and the total was greater than the sum of the … Read more A Great Team