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Making Your Message Memorable by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

(Originally posted on SVProjectManagement.com) For years I’ve been using a rubber chicken in my consulting work to burn into people’s consciousness the concepts of personal accountability and a belief in an internal locus of control. Holding the chicken at shoulder height, I release it and ask why the chicken fell to the floor. Victims blame gravity. (Some […]

Japan Tragedy – Rapid Change by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

(This article was originally published on www.svprojectmanagement.com) This is the final post in my series exploring post-quake Japan. by

Japan Tragedy – Impossible Becomes Possible by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

(This article was originally published on www.svprojectmanagement.com) Here’s another article in this series where I squeeze meaning out of seemingly purposeless tragedy. by

Becoming Global-Minded by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

(This article is first published in Japan in the English Journal by my agent ALC Global Leadership and Talent Development Division.) QUESTION:  “My subordinates are younger than me, but they seem much more global-minded. I know I need to change, but I’ve never worked abroad, and I’m afraid I won’t be able to change. How can I become more ‘global’ and […]

Too Much Work! by Kimberly Wiefling (Wiefling Consulting)

(This article is first published in Japan in the English Journal by my agent ALC Global Leadership and Talent Development Division.) QUESTION: “I have twice as much work as I have hours in the day. No matter how hard I work I’m always behind. Help!” ANSWER: I know how you feel! There will always more work than time, so being […]

Working Remotely … Face-to-Face! by Kimberly M. Wiefling, M.S.

(Originally posted on ProjectConnections.com) Image courtesy of Ambro/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net Globalization in today’s business world is rapid and inescapable. As a result, many projects these days involve geographically dispersed teams comprised of members from a wide variety of countries and cultures. While language barriers, decision-making style, and time zones are well-recognized challenges, the positive benefits of […]

Feedback – Painful, but Essential to Growth

Initially published on http://careershorts.com/startalk-blog/ Do you work with a global team? Have you ever wondered how your colleagues from around the world perceive you? If not, you should. We’re often unaware of how we are perceived, even misperceived, by others. You might be surprised if you took the time to inquire. Getting co-workers to share […]

Changing the Cultural Cement in Which Your Company Swims

Originally posted on ProjectConnections.com I was recently told by another smarty-pants consultant that, “As long as the team makes a logical proposal to the executives, they will support their recommendation.” My retort: “Then why do people smoke?” I mean, it’s not logical to smoke. There’s plenty of data to suggest it’s bad for your health. […]

Whose English is it Anyway?

Originally published on CareerShorts.com where Kimberly has been invited to contribute blogs periodically on global leadership and project management. My work takes me from my home in the San Francisco Bay Area, where more than 50% of the people living here don’t speak English at home, to Japan and elsewhere around the world nearly every […]

Collaboration is Killing Me!

A lot of my work in the past couple of years has been consulting with a company in Tokyo called ALC Education.  It’s the biggest project of my life, with the longest time horizon of anything my A.D.D. brain has ever had to wrap itself around.  The goal of this project is nothing less than […]

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