Archives for the month of: September, 2014

In my prior post (link to it here), I described my interpretation of Gary Rechtfertig’s E.I. (Emotional Intelligence) framework, though I missed that portion of his talk. In this post, I begin drilling into this framework to figure out if/how I can apply it to my practice of project management.

The first “room” in this framework is “Self-Awareness.” A key element of self-awareness is to be honest about yourself. This involves being honest about a) my own emotions and b) the strengths and weaknesses in my skill set. Read the rest of this entry »


Today’s Daily Prompt asks: When was the last time you were completely stumped by a question, a request, or a situation you found yourself in? How did you handle it?

I can’t remember the last time I was completely stumped by a question. This isn’t because it didn’t happen recently nor that it only happened a long time ago. Nope, I’m pretty sure it happens regularly enough. Read the rest of this entry »

Recently, I heard a gentleman, Gary Rechtfertig from Doulos PM Training, speak on emotional intelligence to a group of project managers. Unfortunately, I missed the first few minutes of his talk, but I found the part I heard useful.

I’ve been pondering on his presentation deck for two reasons: 1) to understand the whole of his talk since I missed his setup of it, and 2) to identify what specific actions I can take to grow as a project manager. This post will focus on trying to understand the basis on which he built his talk, which also happens to be the part I missed.

First, Gary defines emotional intelligence (E.I.) using two quotes. Read the rest of this entry »

Today’s Daily Prompt: In a reversal of Big, the Tom Hanks classic from the 80s, your adult self is suddenly locked in the body of a 12-year-old kid. How do you survive your first day back in school?

I’d totally love it! I was an awkward 6th grader so I’d welcome the opportunity to do six grade with more style the second time around. But even more so, I love learning about the different generations. Having an opportunity to learn about this latest generation (Generation Z) firsthand would be fascinating. Read the rest of this entry »