What America’s Leaders Can Learn from America’s Warriors

May 30, 2012 Donovan Campbell

The moment I entered Marine basic officer training, I was told that I existed for two things only: 1) to accomplish my mission and 2) to take care of my men. I was told that I had been entrusted with a sacred mission: to defend our country and to defend those who could not defend […]

Lessons in Happiness and Leadership

May 1, 2012 Kyle Wahlquist

When skimming my Facebook feed this morning I noticed that a few of my friends had all read an article entitled “15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy.”   After reading it, I not only saw how these tips could be used for personal improvements, but also for professional improvements; in particular, for […]

Freeze, It’s the L.A.P.D!

April 28, 2012 Andrew Warden

No, you’re not under arrest, and Credera is not moving into law enforcement. LAPD is the method we use to engage with our clients and each other to improve our communication and make sure we achieve great results, an acronym provided by Credera’s own David Dobat. L stands for Listen For most of us, listening […]

In the Company of Giants

February 28, 2012 Manish Limaye

Just this morning on our daily scrum call I found myself smiling.  Initially I couldn’t put my finger on it.  It was your typical ‘stand up’ call with each team member providing an update on work that had been assigned to them and their relative progress.  As a team we discussed any immediate issues or […]

Navy SEALs and the Hardest Thing You’ll Ever Do at Work

February 14, 2012 Matt Levy

A trainee dives into the 50-foot water tower without an oxygen tank.  He is going deep.  Several trainees carry an extremely heavy log on their shoulders across the beach for a nice long run.  It’s not uncommon to see a compound fracture on the obstacle course or near hypothermia from the 55 degree open water […]

Why I run from my project problems … Literally

February 7, 2012 Manish Limaye

Let’s face it.  Managing large scale implementations can be hard work.  As a program manager you’re not only expected to handle the day to day management responsibilities of the project but also required to lead the team into battle.  Throughout the endeavor your team, your sponsors and your stakeholders are looking to you for all […]

Five Principles to Cultivate Teams

January 24, 2012 Anna Dickerson

“For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack…” a classic quote from Rudyard Kipling’s, The Jungle Book. As a former collegiate tennis player, this was one of our team’s mantras.  In a successful team, each individual must be viewed as an asset and by relying […]

What are your squirrels? Avoid Distraction and Enjoy the Journey

January 18, 2012 Matt Levy

Went for a jog with Sweetie (my dog) this morning. She so badly wants to chase squirrels. They seem to be everywhere gathering nuts for winter. They like to mess with Sweetie. They jerk their tails around and try to agitate her. In our backyard they walk along the top of the fence and attempt […]