Redefining “It’s Good Enough”

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Doug’s Rants #4

 

“Oh, it’s good enough” is often heard and associated with doing the absolutely minimum necessary, typically less than what is required, to get by. So, “It’s good enough” is associated with inferior work or getting work half done and declaring “success.”

But, then, there is the opposite problem. Having two engineering degrees, I’m allowed to say this: left to themselves, engineers (and any technical person) will try to make a circle more round. They will continue to design, program, ...

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Emotional Intelligence – Isn’t that Jumbo Shrimp?

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Doug’s Rant #3

The last rant had too much mathematics, soooo…

Emotional what?

The old belief was that your technical knowledge and intellectual capabilities were enough to make a person successful. But a third variable is now in the equation (oops, starting to do that math thing again). The third leg of the Success Stool (If I can’t do an equation, then I’m going with the three-legged stool.) is Emotional Intelligence.

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“I Hired You For Your Integrity, Now Lie To Me”

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Doug’s Rants #1

Hello, and welcome to Doug’s Rants!

Some of you may know me (I’m sorry) and some of you may not (yet).  My name is Doug Boebinger, and I spend my days flying from city to city, doing a wide range of project management-related courses and presentations.  In my travels, I am privileged to speak with an array of people from numerous companies, in just about every industry there is.  From my courses, presentations, and personal discussions, I have come ...

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