Author Archives: Gordon Young

About Gordon Young

Need 10's of millions? Start here. Keynote speaker, coach and instructor. I help companies tap into the creativity and energy of their teams resulting in profit, engagement and well-being.

D-Day, 1944: a study in project management

Today, June 6th, 2017, marks the 73rd anniversary of D-Day, the Allied invasion of Normandy, a turning point in World War II. Wikipedia’s article on the lead up to, execution of and follow-on support for D-Day are an excellent study … Continue reading

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Grieving & project teams

I am writing this entry two weeks after my older brother, Keith, died. I am finding my ability to focus is diminished, my task completion rate has plummeted and my range of creativity has reduced. And these things happen to … Continue reading

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You are great — why we believe YRG is the right coach for you

Working with a coach should be delightful. Here are five reasons why being coached by the Young Resource Group is different and may be the right fit for you: We recognize, honor and leverage spirituality. This is not religion. Our parents taught … Continue reading

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PM “parade of stars”

Looking for a way to increase the effectiveness of your project management team? A simple technique I’ve used to help organizations bust silos, increase collaboration and decrease learning curves is what I call the project management “parade of stars.” Believe … Continue reading

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What goes into your costs?

Project cost estimates are based on several categories: Direct costs — labor & materials, things you can see Overhead — utilities, legal expenses, marketing, etc Fixed costs — leases on equipment, facilities, financing costs Variable costs — commissions, pay-per-hour resources … Continue reading

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The (Lasting) Power of Acceptance

I was speaking to a group of project managers the other day about team-building. We shared examples of ropes courses, timed games, and other high-adrenaline situations that are designed to bring people together, depend upon one other in stretch situations (things … Continue reading

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Fifteen formulae to foment fabulous (f)results

OK, so the alliteration went a bit too far. The PMP® exam commonly addresses the following fifteen formulae. Knowing this is helpful, but not critical to passing the exam. While there is no way to forecast what will appear on … Continue reading

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