How Project Leaders Can Overcome the Crisis of Silence

New research suggests that five crucial conversations — often overlooked or avoided — are essential to the success of any high stakes project or initiative.

This year, as in every year for many decades, corporate leaders around the world will bet a substantial portion of their organizations’ budgets on ventures that have less chance of paying out than a roulette wheel. With estimated failure rates of 66%–91%,1 companies’ collective inability to execute high stakes cross-functional initiatives like major product releases, strategic information technology projects, organizational restructurings, fast-paced downsizings or aggressive ...

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