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Why Projects Fail

The following videos build on my recently released white paper “Energy Project Development “Must-Haves” from the Get-Go”. They address the subset of topics and behaviors that affect project development outcomes and can mean the difference between success and failure.

1. Keeping An Eye On The Details

A key to successful energy project developments is detail. Detail brings understanding to a project. Without understanding, projects often head in the wrong direction and fail. When tasked with development you really need to understand the situation at hand.

2. Asking The Right Questions

I f you choose not to ask questions, you are betting on the side of disaster. Asking good questions can open lines of communication, provide information, plant new ideas, solve problems, reduce mistakes, motivate people, and more. Don’t be afraid – ask - because the more you know, the better off you are.

3. The Desire to Succeed

"T here is no such thing as can’t, only won’t . . . all it takes is a burning desire to accomplish, to make a change . . .” -- Jan Ashford The easiest thing in the world is to say, “It can’t be done.” Do not blame, find fault, or rationalize. Instead, assess and determine whether the desire to succeed is sincere.

4. Trust

E arn the trust of others to be successful. In business, as in life, trust is that one asset that can single-handedly turn the tides in your favor. It can reduce costs, reduce litigation, and speed commerce along. With trust comes synergism. Without it, destruction.

5. Dealing with Conflict

D ealing with conflict is a complex process that can be successfully navigated with proper skills and strategies for action. Conflict requires analysis and understanding . . . strategies must be developed. Thought, focus, and tranquillity first can be followed by intervention and negotiation.

6. How to Enhance Creative Thinking

C reative thinking is often best achieved in a group setting. Techniques are available, which open the way for those engaged in the process to begin to understand and respect the perspective of others, while at the same time deepening their own understanding and analysis of the problem under scrutiny.