The approval boards and committees should applaud the forthright open and honest behavior of cost savings and funding adjustments; rather than punishing it by making a red mark on the virtual credit rating of the team for future funding and budget approval
IT Tools are as good as the people-process using them. Pay attention to the people and their processes more than the tool. After all, the people define the processes, and tools are there to serve, not the other way round.
Corporate entrepreneurs do things like Matt Damon did in the movie, The Martian (2015), where he grew potatoes at an uninhabited planet with almost no resources and millions of obstacles, only with his sheer will, wit, hard-work, and instincts to survive in the uncooperative environment.
My dad used to preach the following philosophy of “one must never give up” and “going above and beyond” in almost every endeavor of life. I am sure he must have read it himself in some famous book by a famous author. Now, after decades of experience in the professional world, I realized this is how a leader would approach the problem-solving process maturely and intelligently – displaying a unique “can-do” attitude towards the things that matter and can make…