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Business Tip: Creating business intelligence


I like business intelligence. It informs and gives an edge.  And, it propels me to an outcome.
But what is it exactly?  In my experience, it is the result of using data and information to create a framework for informed

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Business Tip: The value of partnering in business

“Whether you’re a first time entrepreneur or you’ve built several businesses, it can be quite a challenge to bring a business idea from conception to implementation. Successful entrepreneurs will tell you that they succeeded because they took risks, thought outside…

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Leadership Failures that sabotage success


It isn’t only the things that leaders do that impact success. It is also the things that we fail to do that lead us down the slippery slope to mediocrity.
I just read a thought provoking article… by John Kotter,

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Demystifying the project schedule

MYTH: The Project Plan is the Project Schedule and can be used to manage the project.
I have met a number of seasoned Corporate Project Managers that refer to the Project Schedule as the Project Plan. This is incorrect. Let…

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Message in a Bottle

In January of this year we started a new tradition. Very befitting for the month January, one might say. The new tradition? Message in a Bottle.
How did it work? Each one of the Pétanque Team wrote down their personal…

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Online etiquette


I recently read an article by Eliza Browning on Business Etiquette…. According to her, etiquette is really about ensuring some social comforts that make people feel good. Technology has made the world smaller, but it has also caused a

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The IT must-haves for business travel

There is nothing worse on a trip than having your IT fail on you. It messes up your schedules, your business outcomes and your mood.
The key to any business travel, from an IT perspective, is having the right equipment.…

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Projects that make a Difference

It started with a book, and ended with a badge. That is Anu’s story. Except, that is not quite where it ended…
In February this year Pétanque Consultancy teamed up with iLivetoLead International (iL2L), teaching project management skills as part…

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Icing the cake


A recent course in Change Management for Strategic Projects, facilitated by Change Master, Barbara Ferreira…, was a true eye-opener for me.
The training is based on the Fofang Change Management Methodology and we delved into managing project team dynamics,

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Hello world. This my website!

Hello world. This my website!
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