Managing in an Unsettled Environment

Managing in an Unsettled Environment

By Scott J. Cameron   Government service has historically been associated with a relatively stable work environment, at least when compared with private-sector organizations forced to continually adapt to shifting market forces in the pursuit of survival and profitability.

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Transition Time: Zero

By W. Scott Cameron I had been in a technical/project management assignment about two years, when one day my boss asked me to come to his office to “discuss an opportunity.”

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The Long Journey

By W. Scott Cameron Early in my career I worked with an experienced, highly regarded design engineer who continually stated he would change assignments or companies for a nickel-an-hour salary increase.

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See Attachment

By W. Scott Cameron “Seductive” is a word rarely associated with project management. An expression like “24/7,” on the other hand, is all too familiar.

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An Old Dog and New Tricks

By W. Scott Cameron As I approach my 55th birthday, the “you can’t teach an old dog new tricks” keeps coming to mind.

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The Project Manager’s Tool Kit

By W. Scott Cameron Project managers are rarely described as being funny. Moreover, a good sense of humor rarely seems to be one of the deciding factors in choosing someone to be a project manager, or something that pops up as a major discussion point at an annual performance review.

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What Has He Done For Me Lately?

What Has He Done For Me Lately?

By W. Scott Cameron I had a boss once who continually asked me what the purpose of my work was, who were my customers, and how was I keeping my customers informed about my team’s work.

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A Big Raise, A Promotion, Or…

By W. Scott Cameron I recently got an e-mail requesting nominations for our 11th Capital Management Leadership and Mastery (L&M) Award program.

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