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Managing Remote Employees: 5 Tactics to Ensure Success

The dawn of virtual leadership is upon us, driven by the global COVID-19 crisis and supported by the constant innovation in business technology. Whether you were forced to send your employees home during the pandemic or if you’ve decided to lead a decentralized workforce because you realize the benefits of remote work, though, there is...

5 Project Management Skills all Leaders Should Master to Ensure Project Success

The art and science of project management are constantly changing and evolving with new industry trends. Even though many of the tried and tested methods and practices will prevail in 2020 and the years to come, you as a project management expert need to stay on top of the latest trends in your field and...

How to Translate Leadership Stress into Performance Improvement

A client checking in with me for a coaching call described his morning’s activities as follows: “I started my day by firing a long-standing employee for an ethical violation. Then I made a final decision on a strategic hire for our sales team. After extending the offer, I met with the senior management group and convinced...

Adept Leadership: How Continuous Growth and Development Cultivates Productivity

Change is an inescapable reality. Perhaps there’s no other entity that can genuinely attest to this than a business. Sometimes, change comes from within, in one’s attempt to improve. At other times, it’s external, in the form of new market preferences, competitor landscape, or government regulations.  Today, the change is wrapped in a crisis. The...

5 Methods to Gain Project Schedule Buy-In

“Dear Elizabeth: I am working with a group of very knowledgeable subject matter experts. They have 15-20+ years of experience in the field, many of those years in our company. We cannot deliver our technology project without them. They are experts in the field, but they are really bad at forecasting time, work effort, and...

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

Founded in 2006, LiquidPlanner provides project management software that enables teams to manage and complete their most important work. With the application of our unique methodology, key insights are revealed, cross-team collaboration is enriched, resource allocation is enabled, and teams are finally able to know when work will be completed, with confidence. More than a...

Working Remote: 3 Ways to Make it Fun

Having been given a temporary break from the ‘time tax’ of pre-crisis commutes and the physical separation of a traditional office, my wife Sue and I have built time into our workdays for morning coffee and afternoon walks. On one such walk this week, she remarked, “We are lucky, aren’t we?” My initial response was...

Working Remote: Fortunate or Frustrated with Family

While working from home, a shocking reality has emerged for many of us as we share space not designed for — or intended as — our fulltime office. How will we navigate this new reality? Are we doomed to daily frustration or fortunate to spend more time with those who love we most — even...

Working Remote: An Opportunity in the Void

Growing commute distances, the ever-rising cost of office space, and a concerted effort to reduce emissions to better protect the environment have all motivated a gradual movement to work from home. Luckily, technological advancements in the last ten years have enabled remote work to become a viable option — and the preferred option to many....

A Q&A with Employee #8: Scaling a Start-Up Into a Sustainable Business

When I was approached by our blog team to contribute an article for Women in Tech Week, I knew immediately what my contribution would be. I’ve worked very closely with one of our earliest employees and current VP of Product, Jen Morrisey, for the past five years, and I can’t think of a more inspirational...

Quick Take: My Favorite Women-Authored Blogs

When I joined LiquidPlanner as the Director of Marketing toward the end of 2019, I was pleased to find that our blog features many strong, independent, and talented female authors. In the tech industry, it can sometimes (or often) feel that, as a woman, you play second fiddle — that your opinion is valued, but...

4 Lessons on Knowing Your Worth as a Woman in Tech

When I began my first real office job a week after graduating college, I was still young and figuring out who I was. That job eventually helped me learn a lot about myself, though not in the way I might have originally hoped. I was a brand-spanking-new adult awkwardly navigating a full-time job and the...

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